Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Friday, December 13, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133321)
 Advice (160962)
 Affiliate Programs (34735)
 Art and Culture (73690)
 Automotive (145680)
 Blogs (75057)
 Boating (9840)
 Books (17218)
 Buddhism (4125)
 Business (1328595)
 Business News (426311)
 Business Opportunities (366264)
 Camping (10962)
 Career (72734)
 Christianity (15844)
 Collecting (11637)
 Communication (115054)
 Computers (241956)
 Construction (38997)
 Consumer (49681)
 Cooking (17061)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18204)
 Cuisine (7538)
 Current Affairs (20388)
 Dating (45780)
 EBooks (19687)
 E-Commerce (48204)
 Education (185249)
 Electronics (83499)
 Email (6392)
 Entertainment (159832)
 Environment (28937)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5446)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110900)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196390)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11842)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310274)
 Fitness (106144)
 Food & Beverages (62868)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30225)
 Gardening (25108)
 Government (10513)
 Health (629560)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44044)
 Home Business (91557)
 Home Improvement (251362)
 Home Repair (46138)
 Humor (4823)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45130)
 Interior Design (29554)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190990)
 Internet Marketing (146338)
 Investment (22825)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80490)
 Link Popularity (4591)
 Manufacturing (20842)
 Marketing (98779)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27005)
 New to the Internet (9479)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129617)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38079)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12674)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7523)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126625)
 Recreation & Leisure (95279)
 Relationships (87563)
 Research (16158)
 Sales (80323)
 Science & Technology (110222)
 Search Engines (23454)
 Self Improvement (153102)
 Seniors (6232)
 Sexuality (35942)
 Small Business (49286)
 Software (82996)
 Spiritual (23465)
 Sports (116081)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307422)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11727)
 Website Design (56830)
 Website Promotion (36569)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35770)
Author Spotlight
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
SHOVON JOARDER

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more
BELINDA SUMMERS

Belinda Summers works as a professional consultant. She helps businesses increase their revenue by l...more
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more


Success as a Creative Writer - Simple Ideas to Make Your Work Stand Out by Kev Woodward






Success as a Creative Writer - Simple Ideas to Make Your Work Stand Out by
Article Posted: 08/27/2013
Article Views: 365
Articles Written: 177
Word Count: 603
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Success as a Creative Writer - Simple Ideas to Make Your Work Stand Out


 
Writing,Books,Publishing
The majority of books that we read are constructed in a very similar fashion - the simple retelling of a story in chronological order using prose. It's a tried and tested format that works well, but there are alternatives and when writing your book it's often interesting to step away from the norm and consider writing in a slightly different format or structure.

The immensely successful 'Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown was a high profile book that did just that. Brown used the technique of writing short chapters that left you guessing as to where they fitted in the tale and each had a cliffhanger. Personally, I found the writing very simplistic yet the book was a huge success, perhaps in part due to this different approach which made his book stand out.

Whilst not a fictional story, Ingrid Bettancourt's 'Even Silence has an End', the autobiography of her 7 years as a prisoner of the FARC in south America, uses the idea of mixing up the timeline. She starts with an escape attempt which fails, she then is in a hotel room after her release and following that, returns to a more conventional approach.

Dreda Say Mitchell does this extremely well in her book, Geezer Girls. She starts with the penultimate scene, then explains how the characters came to be there before concluding with the final scene. In this way she is instigating suspense and intrigue right from the very beginning of the book.

Most fiction will be written in prose but your book doesn't have to be like that. In Thinking Pink, Samantha Pearce uses a mixture of prose, poetry, imagery and lists to create interest and suspense. With this writing style, the reader has to concentrate hard, use their imagination and thus embrace the story. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it will appeal to many readers looking for something more complex than just a story.

Most novels and other fiction is written from the perspective of the main characters and the reader observes the unfolding tale in real time. They are very often told mainly in the present tense but to get away from this, you could reveal the story as a conversation between the characters, enabling you to write in the past tenses or as a series of flashbacks or dreams. Used in combination with the 'mixed up timeline' technique, this can be very effective.

If you are writing a screen play or a series of books, you can vary the technique from episode to episode or book to book. This was done particularly well in Babylon 5, the science fiction series from the 1990s that is as fresh now as it was then. J. Michael Straczynski wrote the bulk of the episodes and used virtually every technique in the book and more to ensure that each episode was compelling.

Whichever of these techniques you choose, you need to have a very strong timeline. For example, Babylon 5 had a 5 year time line when J. Michael Straczynski pitched it to the networks, however, there was much more to it than that. He has prepared a timeline from before and after the main period which enabled him to give much more depth to the writing. It is worth bearing that in mind. When you produce your masterpiece, you may not have in mind any sequels or prequels - using an extended timeline could make that possible.

Want to make sure that your manuscript does not end up in the editor's bin? Then have Words Worth Reading Ltd proofread your manuscript and writer's mentoring.

Related Articles - writing, style, creative writer, author, novel, fiction, success, help, tips, guidelines, advice,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
KIRAN KAUR

Kiranpreet (Kiran) Kaur, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigio...more
STEVE BURGESS

Steve Burgess is a freelance technology writer, a practicing computer forensics specialist as the pr...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license