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Sometime you just want to fit in and stay with what everyone else does. These are not the days of creativity in typing contests. I' ve evaluated many young author contests, which means I've seen a thousand tales, each of which has tried to catch the eye. I discover a story so often and wish I could just give the author a few easy clues that would put his letter above the rest.
That'?s an easier beginning, isn' it? It' a nice warm-up for the spirit and tapping your finger to put yourself in the picture, like spitting out "Once upon a time" once again. Begin with one of two things, and ideally both: These two things are the heart of every story.
Humans and conflicts will advance your history, will be the quintessence of everything you write. So, begin with human beings and conflicts. It' s astonishing how many histories are immediately enhanced by just hiding the first one. Later in your story, the right time will come for you to show me this information about your life.
Or better yet, I figured it out for myself, like you wrote everything else. It is okay to immerse ourselves directly in your story without telling it - directly in the dispute (see point one). So, if you think you've completed your story, go back and see what happens when you hide your first one.
Creepy tales are beautiful. There are many difficulties for a typing contest. At first, everyone thinks they can write them. You should want to attract attention. Secondly, it is very difficult to find something ghostly that has not already been done a million time. How can you make your story erratic?
Creepy things are usually creepy because they can't be told - the psychic spell, the face at the windows, the spirits and spirits from beyond our worlds... So once you discover what's behind the creepy things, it just feel like an anticlimate. What if you don't tell me what's behind your creepy shit, then what do you end up with?
Nearly two out of three tales of young authors I hear for contests are creepy tales that end in an exciting instant of danger" and then..... that's it. There is no dissolution, no explanations, no fun seeing the player strike back (or not) just the feared point, point, point, point, point.... I can usually tell from the first line whether a story will "end" with a point, point, point, point.
When you really like the creepy scenario you came up with, begin with your story where you wrote your point, point, point, point, point. I recently ran a write workshops for a group of college kids who had all composed tales to prepare for the workday. First thing I did was ask them for help if they had made a story about a football player.
I then asked her to keep her fingers up if her tales were about either Ronaldo or Messi. It' also understandable: It is simple to include a famous person or an established personality in your story. There' s nothing you have to do to recreate a personality from the ground up.
They know a little about the individual so that you can introduce them in a story. This is also true for figures from fairytales or from already existing folk histories. Recently I evaluated a young writer's contest for a large community of hundred different colleges around the globe. Each year, the organization produces a listing of the most recurring personalities or the most common charakternames.
Think twice before you grab an established persona or story. It is great and a great way to begin as a novelist. However, it will not be the winner of a competitive drawing contest. When you want to write about Harry Potter, a football player, a super hero or a famous person, it doesn't take much more of your fantasy and thought to use someone you've been hearing about as a point of departure, but then optimize it.
So what are you really trying to say about this personality? All of a sudden you're in new terrain and you won't see your players appear on a shortlist of what everyone else is saying. I see a really strange tendency in the tales when typing contests are divided into different ages. Authors in the older ages try to show me how well they can use unusual words.
Younger authors can tell a story better. History is ALWAYS more important. Making a good story is not the same as making it to get a tick from an anglophone instructor. You' re just a young child who just wants to listen to a story. Would you like to find out in a simple way whether you are overriding?
There' always a better way to show me your story than just tell me what I should think of with an adjective in it. the more they interfere with your story. All we want to know is a story. You know why I told you not to write a scary story?
Now, it turns out that ends are hard no matter what kind of story you write. However, remember: if your story doesn't end, you haven't made history. The best you could have done was write a trap. When you enter a screenplay contest, you have to write a story, and that means you need an ending.
Do you have any clue how annoying it is to see one listing after another, all of them create story scenes, some of them are great, but hardly any of them lead anywhere or give me the pleasure of a payout? Please, I beg you: Give me the feeling of perfection that every story should pledge - and keep it.
Put an end to it. When you find it hard to find an ending to your story, this is how it should be. What if you just write an ending? and throw me, your readers, right into a bright ending?
The majority of folks listen to write contests at work. So, they look around and write a story that plays in a college. and write something that doesn't play in a class? Attempt to write something with an grown-up as the protagonist or from an adult's point of views.
At first glance it may seem hard, but if I can write a book with a 12-year-old GM bomber, you can make the jump into the life of an grown-up. Believe me, nobody else in the game will. Best tales are the most rewritten of all. The more you rewrite, the more you distinguish yourself from any other entries in a competitive page.
Identify the best parts of your story and refine them to make them better. I' ll write a whole new play about how to paraphrase it. I' m not writing a note on a notebook without a sketch I can rip apart and recreate into something better. Every line counts - for the story, not for one's own elegance.
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