Thinking about Writing a BookThought about writing a book
And if you're still thinking about writing that book.
Just for the fact that you can't release a book that isn't back. So, you have a whole worid in your mind. Before falling sleep every single sleep, think of a scene from the outside in your mind. Sleeping, a smiling face as you think about how these moments will one of these days be penned and shown on the bookshelf.
Over and over again every single time you are sure that one of these days you will be writing this book and making it great. How long ago did you promise yourself to make this astonishing tale you have in your mind? The book won't just start writing itself.
You know, the final line you write could be completely different from what you imagined. If you give your book a name, it can only limit what you write. The renunciation of the book gives room for your creative development (and your book earns only the best).
How about the familiy? With all the times you've been playing back sequences in your mind, you're probably a little bit intimate with the places where they take place. Where' Sequence A' happens and where' Sequence B' happens? When the start of the book itself seems too discouraging, then make a film.
It'?s better than nothing! Don't be frightened by the history in your mind. You' re the only one who can write that thing in your mind. When you let that intimidate you, your history will never be made ('and that's a real disgrace, because every history is worth telling').
I' m thinking about writing a book in the nearhood. Which would be the best way to fill out what has been happening between now and the time of the book?
Each work of nonfiction (and also of non-fiction, but let's not make the explanations complicated) stabilizes two entities: the storyteller and the people. It is the storyteller's own storytelling part. It' not the author, although sometimes the boundary between them is blurred (especially when writing an autobiography).
It is the public who reads or hears the tale. One must therefore ask oneself where in chronological order the storyteller and the public respected the history and oneself. Is it up to date? Are they living in a place and place close to the times and the place of history?
Aren't they up to date? Is the storyteller and the public up to date? It' s the same thing that happens in a real history that happens in the present or the near past. Writing a history that happens in 2015 doesn't fill in what went on between, say, 1983 and today, it doesn't tell you what a smartphone is, it doesn't tell you anything.
So if the storyteller, the public and your future oriented universe are up to date, you don't have to fill in anything or so. And in the same way that you could subtly incorporate information into the real history, information is also needed to comprehend your history. You have to consider, as you can see, whether it is necessary for the readers to know all the incidents that have occurred from now until the moment the tale is over.
You as the author should probably know what happend, but not the readers. Returning to the real history: Our present is a result of the past century and years, but the readers need not know how Hitler came to be able to tell a tale of two children who will go fishing in a sea in 2015.
Also, push the information absolutely necessary to get the right grasp of history and do it in a way that is not compelled to let it appear as natural as possible, considering that narrators and audiences are modern in the history field. Situation 2: The storyteller is modern, but not the public.
This raises the question of when the public will be. Has that been in the past? That in the futures? For example, if the public is in the past (the storyteller is a traveller who came until 2015), you can fill in what has been happening from now until the futurolog.
Obviously, the storyteller must be an activist and the narrator's journey into the past to tell the tale to an audiences in 2015 must also be part of the tale. Obviously, if the public is in the futures (what the storyteller writes would be put in a period capsule), you don't need to fill in what was happening from 2015 until the narrator's old age but perhaps, if it' absolute necessity, the storyteller could provide some historic information that might suggest that the public of the futures may have forgot some important historic dates.
Scenario 3: The public is modern, but not the storyteller. Well, maybe I can because it is similar to the first sub-case of case 2: a distant futures traveller who travelled to the ages of history and told the humans there what was happening in the year they lived (for example):
The storyteller and the journey through history must once again be part of the film. They are living in the past, for example. Will you have to fill out what was happening from 2015 to the year of history? From the year of history to the year of the storyteller and the public?
For your reader, fill in what took place between the Second World War and 2015? Or, would you rather give them information about the Second World War and the incidents that made them? In this case, yes, if what occurred between 2015 and the years declares the historic background of your history, fill in.
There is no need to declare the reunification of the Confederation by Kaiser Wilhem and Bismark when writing Saving Private Ryan. In fact, you do not need to declare any of the socio-economic factors that lead to the Second World War in order to make this history. They say "There is this war" and tell the tale without further explanations.
However, the storyteller and the public could be living in the past in relation to the history. -How do they know about something that will be happening in the near term? Now, the storyteller is once again a journey through history, went into the past, lived through the past, came back and now he tells it. Or, you can do things in such a way that the storyteller and/or the public are somehow strange to the earth (not necessarily alien/non-human).
As an example, the storyteller is a reporter from the Alpha Centauri IV anthropogenic settlement who sends home accounts from Earth.