How To Write is aimed at all those who aspire to know more on how to write, be it a novel, stage play, movie script, or just a pitch. How To Write is a collection of brief comments about the extraordinary process of writing by a writer with HUGE experience in most of them (I am old!).
All successful writing in whatever medium contains three basic elements. I call them the three I’s...Inspiration, Individuality and Intelligence.
the motivation. What one might call the job satisfaction of the work. Many writers complain that they do not enjoy the process. They find it agonising, daunting, or stressful. I cannot understand this.
Now, before we get onto the actual content of what you are writing, let’s consider the circumstances under which you are doing it. Your working conditions will affect your productivity enormously. Simply sitting day after day, tapping away with no break except for a cup of coffee, is not in the long run going to be good for either your health or your productivity.
Keeping fit is crucial when becoming a writer, because one’s state of fitness affects one’s creative state of mind HUGELY.
What Kind Of Writing looks at which medium is best for your talents. It may sound obvious, but it’s extraordinary how many people don’t give it thought.
Emotional Involvement is perhaps the most crucial item in a writer’s inventory. An Emotional Involvement in your project is a key to success when writing.
The next most crucial items in the writer’s armoury are Tension and Pace. It doesn’t matter how vital your subject matter or how brilliant your writing style; if you don’t have tension in your story, and if it doesn’t move with pace, your readers will get bored or frustrated.
You’ve got your brilliant idea for a book (play, film). How do you then plan its execution? How do you work out the plot, imagine the characters, determine the twists, the conflicts, the climaxes?
In this article I am talking about writing style, or more specifically, Subjective vs Objective writing styles. I thought I might title this article "Autobiographical versus Imagined Writing". It would certainly be fitting. But I am interested in how Subjective vs Objective writing styles play out.