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.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW

The third person point of view is achieved when the narrator uses the pronoun 'he' or 'she' to narrate the story. The narrator is an outsider relaying the story and the various actions. The third person point of view can be third person omniscient or third person limited. THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT: In third person point of view omniscient,all the character's thoughts, environment, actions, everything about him or her are known and related to the readers. Take an insight at this, Annabel came out of the house, looked about her and noticed the cool, calm, serenity of the walkway. She took a deep breath and said, 'What a peaceful world this is.' She inhaled deeply again and started walking down the cobbled stone case and down the walkway. Obi at the other end of the walkway, standing like a Mable statute stood arms akimbo, watching her taking those dainty steps of hers as she took one step after the other towards his direction. From the above you can see the thoughts and actions of the characters is known by the disclosure of their thoughts and action. THE THIRD PERSON LIMITED: In third person limited, only one character's perspective in the story is used to relay the story events and actions. For example, 'This old woman has been the sole of this building since the time I came to live in this street.' You can see that the relaying of the event is from the a character's perspective.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

THE SECOND PERSON POINT OF VIEW

In the second person point of view is a narrative mood which is rarely used except by writers that are very good in it. The use of You, your and yours are employed in the narration.The writer hooks the reader withe the use of You as if they are conversing. For example, 'You have the power to make trees move.' The use of You, your and yours are used in speeches, sports reports and such writings. Contributions are welcomed.

FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW

The first person point of view explained simply is a point of view from which the narrator tells his or her story for readers to see, hear and feel the roles of the characters in a story. 'I' or 'We', 'Me-my-mine' are used to narrate the story. The narrator may not be a major character in the story but an observer and it is from his/her perspective that readers get to know what is taking place in the events and story. It is left for the reader to decipher the truth in the story he/she is narrating. I hope a touched a little of what you are looking for. Additions are welcomed.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

ANA CONVENTION IN PROGRESS

The Association of Nigerian Authors convention taking place in Akure the capital city of Ondo state in Nigeria, is in progress almost coming to an end. Today there will be a general meeting with the ANA president before the night gala party later in the evening. Writers are meeting old friends and making new friends. From such gatherings writers meet agents and publishers that can sign them on. Wishing everyone a wonderful time.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

HOW TO END A FICTION STORY

The ending of a fiction story is what gives the readers the satisfaction of what became of the characters in the story. The characters in the story should be compensated according to the actions he/she had played in the story. The characters that had played a bad role should be justly given an ending that befits that role and a good character should be made to reap the seed he had sown. It would be bad to apportion a reward that is beneficial to a bad character unless the character repents and starts doing good. Try to be considerate in delivering your endings.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WRITING THE MIDDLE OF A FICTION STORY

Writing the middle of a fiction story deserves a deep thought and concentration to get it in the right direction. Some writers tend to keep the story from beginning to the end in a run on nature but it shouldn't be that way. Every writer needs to move on with a greater improvement of their writing skills. I have on looking back from when I first published my fiction story seen that there are better ways I would have written that particular story, it's always like that with writers and artists. Right now the middle of a story is very important to avoid a saggy middle. Write the beginning of the middle, the way you'll write the beginning of the beginning and then follow it with a driving force down to the end of the middle because that is the critical and crucial part of the story. If the middle sags, the interest of the reader wanes and when boredom comes in, the reader will drop the book and shy away from books from such a writer. Any contributions?

Sunday, 3 November 2013

HOW TO WRITE THE BEGINNING OF A STORY

Hi friends, I'm back again to start off with the writing of a fiction story once again. How do writers begin the story they want to write? Do they start with once upon a time like olden days writers used to do or how? Getting a story started in the beginning is the aromatic stew that readers perceive and are drawn into wanting to have a nice taste of reading the novel you have written. So, what do you do at the beginning of a story? Good, dive right into the middle of the story if you can and gingerly stir the story towards the rest of the events. Starting a story with weather conditions in a rigmarole distance a reader from the novel. Write as if the incident is happening live and capture your audience.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

NIGERIAN WRITERS CONVENTION

What a happy news, Nigerian writers all over the world would be having an annual convention at Akure in Nigeria to share their thoughts, ideas, inspirations and the way forward on the 8th of November 2013. Every writer is expected to be there you know. Tell you what? The governor of one of Nigeria's most hospitable states Ondo is hosting us for the second time within a short period of three years. Cheri o! Mimiko is a wonderful man, one of the best persons made a governor in Nigeria. Yes I have to say it, of all the governors in the country he is the only one that has real honour and regard for writers in his country. It was wonderful while we were with him three years ago at Akure. He made all the writers comfortable in his state by providing us with wonderful entertainments of the Yoruba culture- portraying the Gods of thunder and rock, that is Songo and Ogun and a lot of cultural music from the states renown university, Adekunle Ajasin university. The students from the cultural department were a class worthy to be recognized world wide and I'm using this medium to thank the students who performed and the honourable governor immensely. He went out of his way to lead us on an excursion and provided us with daily snarks and T-Shirts with writers tags embedded on it and on top of it all, held a gala night in the state house with him on the cue with writers to collect his food. Wonderful! I mean, it was wonderful. He did a lot for his state which I saw personally and he promised to do more, which I'm sure we are going to see when we get there again. So, I will be letting you know the good times we are going to be treated to come this convention. I wish you'll be there to enjoy with us, but don't you worry it's strictly for Nigerians writers.

GETTING READY FOR A WRITING CAREER

Hello friends I'm back once again to kick off where we stopped. Yeah, we are off to getting you started in your writing career that you have finally agreed to embark on. What are the things necessary for you to have as a career writer? Get yourself a Laptop or computer of any type you can conveniently use. Get a notebook or jotter and pen. And you are ready to go. I have taken into consideration that you may want to purchase these materials for your work and embedded amazon store widget on the right sidebar of this blog for you easily shop for any item you may need from there. The books for your tutorials and whatever you need can be obtained from that link including free downloads. Just click on what you want under the right category and you are off. Although when you purchase anything from that link,I'll be earning a commission, it will go a long way to helping you achieve your life dreams. Have a nice time.