Sunday, March 28, 2021

Write your book with these four elements

 

A BOOK HAS FOUR BASIC COMPONENTS

The first half of writing a book is creating this content

PLOT

CHARACTERS

STORY

SETTING

Who, what, when where, why & how?

Character (internal beliefs), characteristics (habits, goals & agendas)

Character interactions with the plot points, hurdles, options

Geographic location

Sequence of Events - Cause & Effect - “and then”

Natural Abilities (physical, mental, emotional,) & specific LEARNED skills

Choices, decisions, actions, reaction & new goals, failures & accomplishments

 

Time of year, weather decade/era

Happenings &results, Hurdles & solutions

How characters cope with life & this plot in particular.

learning, shifts in beliefs, external portrayals

Community & cultural norms

PLOT IS THE ACTION

CHARACTER IS THE PEOPLE

STORY IS CHARACTER INTERSECTING WITH PLOT

SETTING IS THE STAGE WHERE STORY PLAYS OUT.

PLOT + CHARACTERS = STORY     /      STORY + SETTING = THE BOOK

 

NOTE: DO NOT BE CONCERNED WITH GRAMMAR, SPELLING, WORD CHOICE AT THIS STAGE

JUST USE THE WRITING TOOLS TO CREATE & RECORD