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Sep 23, 2009

How to write a fictional story that is still realistic and interesting

Fiction stories and books always take the reader to a different place. The question is how does one write a really good fictional story and yet remember all the componets and ideas that they started with?

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Angelique Fyre (4 posts  +9 likes)
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Sep 25, 2009

Well firstly, they have to have a passion for writing as well as their subject. If they do not have the heart for it, the only place they will take their reader is dullsville....I feel a factoid coming on...
 

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aneesh nair (0 posts  +16 likes)
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Jun 11, 2011

Really thats a good question, if you want to write about fiction, then definetly, think in night before going to sleep or while leaning in bed , that will help you.

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Jane Thomas (0 posts  +126 likes)
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May 13, 2010

Not everyone can create a fictional story on a computer screen or organize their thoughts on paper, try a different approach with some paper board, markers and glue (unscented of course), figurines for characters, and anything else you can find to help with your creativity.  Viewing your story topically really helps you see your story components and ideas, and helps you get your story moving along.  I imagine I am creating a movie with my storyboarding, this makes writing much more fun! 

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Katie (0 posts  +176 likes)
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May 13, 2010

Make an outline for story development, and a reference chart keeping track of characters and their traits and significant "history" or relationships to other characters within the story being created.  Update often.  Once you've created these tools, each time you review them you may find something that rings a bell for you to flesh out some particular aspect--or find places where you've left "facts" that don't add up.

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Cherie Durbin (0 posts  +38 likes)
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May 13, 2010

Try writing flash fiction. A drabble is a story consisting of 100 words. It's hard to stray in so few words. Then, progress to short stories if desired. You may find you enjoy drabbling!

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Dr. Johnson C Philip (0 posts  +197 likes)
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May 13, 2010

You need to be ready to work hard. Good fiction is one per cent inspiration and ninty nine percent perspiration.

You should also read the best fiction on a regular basis.

Software is available to help you keep an eye on your manuscript.

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Anthony Juarez (15 posts  +9 likes)
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Nov 3, 2009

You will need to be very good at keeping notes and organizing yourself, obviously.  You will have to learn to visualize a complex network of relationships within your head.  It can sometimes help to draw things out, not only the relationships but anything that helps immerse your mind into the characters and story such as portraits and landscapes. 

For substantially large projects, there's also some software made specifically for keeping track of this stuff, but I've always found them to be far too complicated and place more trust in my pen and notebook.

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