Giving justice to an idea!

Mischief Manager
Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

I have a question in mind that how can a gret idea be converted into a proper story? It is like you have a perfect idea on how to write a piece of fiction upon, you know what happens in the story, but how can it be delivered perfectly to the reader? I could really use some tips.

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TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Well Harshal. You can research the net. You can find a lot of stuff. Here are some posts having my views on the same.

http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2011/07/how-to-write-story.html

http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2010/03/confessions-of-writer-wannabe.html

http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.in/2011/05/solitary-buffalo-on-dutch-plain.html

But all said and done, one can keep analyzing. But story writing is an art and not a science. It is not like you can give the algorithm and any monkey can start churning our quality fiction. It is an art and it has to come naturally. You can develop through practice and consciously studing popular writers to see what all techniques they have used to make their story effective and attempting the same in your fiction.

Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

Agreed TF that writing is an art. Someone cannot be taught how to write exceptionally god stories or fiction, but surely one can improve his/her skills.Thank you for the links. I shall surely read them. :) 

Saurabh Chawla
Saurabh Chawla
from New Delhi
6 years ago

one good tip is to assume yourself in the situation and write  :) hope I helped

Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

You surely did Saurabh. I will try to write more of myself in the stories. :)

Saurabh Chawla
from New Delhi
6 years ago

You can read some of my posts written back to back for your reference :) The framed lover and also some other :)

Anunoy Samanta
Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

*have lots and lots and lots of PATIENCE (not that much required for a short story though) Wink

*either sketch the whole plot in your mind and then start filling details into it... or, think of a fragment of situation and then imagine a sudden event that can follow and likewise it'll continue... the former method sounds more pro indeed Smile

*read your story after writing few pages after you've taken some rest and see how much your written piece is convincing you... be critical, sarcastic and whatever you wish to be with it Laughing..........................

*STARTING PROBLEM is a commonly encountered problem... if you get the lube for it share with me too Tongue out

great inputs. 

Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

Anumoy- thank you for the inputs. They are truly helpful. I actually start to write on a topic and then get lost as to how to continue it convincingly. 

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

Morning Pramod bhaiya.... Tongue out

Mischief, it's Anunoy, not Anumoy Tongue out

Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

Sorry Anunoy. My bad. 

hi Anunoy da, I am really fan of your writing acumen, and have a lot to learn.

 

 

Pratik Mohapatra
Pratik Mohapatra
from Bhubaneswar
6 years ago

Well, for me, I guess one thing has been helpful.. I always keep noted with me whenever possible. The original quotes, ideas, gimmicks, by friends or any character in my life is recorded in the same instant by me. That's what it helps. At the end, when I sit back and ponder over the notes, I have a ready frame for a beautiful story with original words.. I have just to connect the links.The best advice thus would be dont ever keep something to write later. Put up a note somewhere you can remember. It would really help.Hope this answers your question. Smile

nice inputs. jotting down instantly points help a lot.

Mischief Manager
from Gandhinagar
6 years ago

great points. I shall keep in my mid to jot down incidents if my life and the sudden ide that come to mind out of nowhere. :)

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
6 years ago

helpful secret indeed Smile

Sugeeth
Sugeeth
from Bangalore
6 years ago

evernote, my dear friends, evernote. The perfect solution to storing, organizing and retrieving your thoughts. Syncs with all your devices automatically.

i was looking fr a solution. thanks. 

I always find that reading something thats in a similar vein and is written by a skilled author clicks on that lightbulb above your head.


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