Wednesday, 1 June 2016

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT IN STORY

Yes, you may think within you what do I know I want to write about in a story? A lot you know? Having got that passion within you to write, get down to the real thing. Which is what? Writing the fiction story you have in mind of doing. Check around you, there are things happening in the lives of people. There are things happening in history that can be used to write fictitiously. How? By changing some of the events to bring about the end you want, changing the names of the real life actors and actresses and making sure nothing is written to let those concerned know you are writing about them, except you are writing non fiction. And that's it, you've got it going.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

HOW TO WRITE STORIES WITH PASSION

Writing fiction stories in a passionate way can be really great fun. How do you do it? Simple! You know what you are passionate about in life. By this I mean the type of fiction stories you love reading. That should be your spark. Get going by bringing out the ideas in your minds eyes and then start writing on whatever you can lay your hands on. It can be a piece of paper, a computer or a jotter, whatever. Do not look at the grammar aspect in the first place. You just write on and on until you have poured out all your feelings and then when you are done, get down to editing. And your story is done! See!

Monday, 24 February 2014

TIPS ON WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN WRITING DIALOGUES

There are many rules guiding dialogue formations and once a writer engages him/herself in those techniques, the story becomes useless. Below are some of the things you as a writer should try as much as possible to avoid when writing a good dialogue. * INCOHERENT BABBLING: Extended words that kept on repeating itself several times, becomes incoherent babbling and when the excessive use of words such as 'Well', 'Okay', 'Right','You know' and other similar ones of this nature ruins a story. * INFORMATION SHUFFLING: Points that are irrelevant to the story are sometimes used by writers to make the story look longer to make up for word count, but I'll advise you to avoid this because it will ruin the story rather than making it better. If your story is short leave it at that and let it be worthy of its nature so that readers will enjoy reading it. * Do not put your words in readers mouths. * Avoid too much use of dialogue tags and don't be too fond of using tag in every discussion especially when you know who the speaker is. Make use of tags only when necessary. with these tips, I know when you follow them will improve your writing. Thank you.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

READING ON HOLIDAYS

It's holiday time and Christmas is very much at hand, everyone is in jubilation mood so no matter what the situation is right now, give it a break and get yourself swinging in the festive mood of Christmas. Friends, don't forget to pause once in a while with the genre of novel you love reading to refresh your brain. Happy Christmas and merry new year in advance.

Monday, 16 December 2013

TYPES OF THEMES

There are different types of theme in fiction story writing which writers use to tell their stories to readers. These themes can be broadly placed in distinct categories which I have done below. 1. The need of man; shelter, stability, food etc. 2. Evolving situations or societies; absence for a time from a place and the changes which one meets on getting back. 3. A life of constancy 4. Man versus nature 5. Love & friendship 6. The supernatural 7. The good aspects of life 8. The bad or evils of life 9. Family ties and bonds 10. The conqueror & the heroes 11. Crime 13. Wars & destruction

Thursday, 28 November 2013

THE USE OF TAGS

In dialogue construction, it is not good for a writer to employ the excessive use of dialogue tags. It is not proper because it can render a dialogue useless. It will make it look terrible an unprofessional. When writing dialogues that are good and effective, dialogue tags should be used minimally, especially when the speaker can be identified. When the speaker can be identified, it is better to move on with the conversation. When a writer constantly make use of tags like, 'Hi there,' he cried., 'Fine thank you ma,' she shrilled. 'No, father,' he cried., you'll find the conversation stilted and sounding extremely childish in the speeches made by the characters. But you can make use of, 'He said', 'She said', but do not make it too panoramic for your readers to start wondering what its all about. Do not tell, let your speeches or dialogues and tags draw your readers attention and interest to feel, see, hear and understand the events and what is happening. Make use of the tags sensible.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

WRITING COMPETITIONS

WRITING COMPETITIONS The year is coming to an end and writers who have toiled and worked hard to put down stories of fiction down in writing are out there looking for ways in which their manuscripts can be submitted and accepted by agents and publishers, but I have something better for you. Take a look at the site this post will lead you to and submit your manuscripts for competitions going on right now. Your story may turn out to be a winner and off, you go to stardom. Take the bold step friends and try them out, fame is only available to those who seek them out. Good luck! Don't forget to come back and tell us your beautiful experience.