Strong WritingPowerful writing
Which is" strong writing"?
The most frequent reason for an agent or publisher to refuse a script is "weak writing". Instead of enumerating here what makes your writing feeble, I would like to give you a few hints to help you make your writing strong - or thick. I' ll take the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins as an example, because I think most of you have either seen the script or the film on it.
Things you need to work on to make your writing "strong": At the Hunger Games Katniss is always confronted with the unforeseen. She' entering the stadium and thinks she has to rely on herself to live. If you are taught that you have to "work out" your character, it means that you have to make them special, but also that you have to give them their own history, their own plans, their own desires, their own AGENDA, which will have nothing to do with the MC.
At The Hunger Games Effie has her own schedule (to be moved to a better neighborhood, have a good career) and it is so that the best process for her is when Katniss won the games. She' s helping Katniss on her way. However, if you look at history from her point of views, Katniss is a means to an end (at least in the beginning).
Powerful writing means no boring times. This does not mean that you have to create an action-packed storyline in the strict meaning of the term, but it does mean that something must be done in each section, and there must be a "hanger" at the end of each section to keep your readers busy with their read.
At the Hunger Games each section ends with a cliphanger. When you' re writing Romanticism, your'hanger' doesn't have to be your MC that wakes up to a'wall of fire', it has to be something that makes the readers turn the page. Big missions in your history mean that your MC has to face tough choices.
Readers must ask themselves what the result of the predicament will be. It is your reader's responsibility to ensure that your MC makes the right choice. With the Hungry Games, the stake cannot be higher, because every choice Katniss faces means either she or someone else's lives or deaths.
However, a triangular can also be a great commitment. One thing that works well in the Hunger Games is that Katniss' choice between Gale and Peeta is a very complex one, given the conditions and who they are. In order to prevent "awkward writing", you can enter brief, precise phrases.
Collins' theme is easy and works in The Hunger Games. If your writing is strong, your readers will not realize if you incorporate worlds buildings or writings into your history. At the end of the Hunger Games, the readers have a clear picture of what Katniss, District 12, the Capitol or the Games Arena look like, but it's difficult to recall exactly when Collins described them.
It linked the description to its history. Powerful writing is a way to make your readership think. You' re readin' the starvation games for the storyline, the character, the suspense. You can' t type without it! Writing so strong makes easy readability possible. You don't want your writers to see through your writing instruments.
When the gamemakers announce that "both tribute from the same area will be named champions if they are the last two living", they will simultaneously call Peeta's name. In your opinion, what makes "strong writing"?