Writing by Kyle Freelander
Quotes, prompts, inspiration, and more to help writers get back to writing. As always, let me know what you think! If you’re brave enough to post your writing in regards to a prompt, let me know –I would love to check it out! ❤ Kyle
“A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.” -Gabriel García Márquez
“All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are.” -Pablo Neruda
“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”-Toni Morrison
Your character is getting ready to move to the moon
Your character is suddenly 20 feet tall. How did this happen? What is life like for them now?
Borrow from a friend! Got a favorite character from someone else’s book? You can either go the route of fan fiction or just borrow a trait or two that you see them use and give it a whirl.
When dinosaurs roamed the earth…oh wait, they still do!
How to Build a Fictional World: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-build-a-fictional-world-kate-messner
Note from Kyle: For graduate school, one of my assignments was to write a piece that takes place in an alternate universe. There were more notes and restrictions in regards to the prompt itself, but that is what it boiled down to: alternate universe. The idea was terrifying! I had never written a piece that took place in a world other than our own and I was unsure how to create such a world in a short amount of space. Worse yet, what if it came off as phony? Ultimately I survived and ended up with a piece I actually am quite fond of, but for those of you attempting your first “alternate universe”/”fictional world” or even if you are more experienced, this post might be of use to you. As always, practice makes pretty writing! ( I mean, is it ever “perfect”?)
Using Location as a Character in a novel: http://ellisshuman.blogspot.co.il/2013/02/using-location-as-character-in-novel.html
Note from Kyle: A lot of writers accidentally overlook setting (myself included), and this is a mistake! Whether you are creating your own world (see link above) or placing your characters in the “real world,” you want your reader to feel as if they are really a part of that world. Tell your reader what’s around them but, more importantly, show them what’s there. Develop your setting into a world your reader will fall in love with as if it is one of your characters.
Find the Perfect Point of View for Your Story: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/point-of-view-what-is-it-how-to-find-the-perfect-voice-for-your-story/
Note from Kyle: Unsure of what point of view to use to tell your story? Try writing the same part of the story from a few different perspectives and see what “feels right.” I find that this allows you practice the use of different perspectives, recognize when you might want to use one perspective over another, and, of course, get a feel for which is the right fit for your story.
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