In a writer's mind -- From a Viking and Warrior to Today's Creativity

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WHAT MAKES A WRITER... SUCCESFUL?


"A WORD IS A WEAPON, A STORY IS AN ARMY TAKING OVER YOUR IMAGINATION

BY STORM, LORD DE CROSS"

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What happens in the mind of an Author who is willing to move his readers?

It's really hard to explain, but what better than sharing the process involved in the creation of a hub.

First of all we look for...

YOUR BACKGROUND

If you love to read, then that is a pretty good start. In our case we love History and Science and we have the drive...that drive to write interesting things, and share it with our readers, but lets go back to our main subject. We think that a second element in this intricate process would be:


THE CAPACITY OF PUTTING SEPARATE THOUGHTS... TOGETHER.

In a well assembled capsule that can attract readership. In deeper thinking we can call this a 'plotting evolving' surreal environment. How do we get this? Depends of how good is your cognitive process as you pen down a seamless story where the characters blend in together. A third element would, we think, be this one:

IMAGINATION

When you have a story and you want to develop it. There are parts or written paragraph that don't even match or cannot relate, a missing link in a potential best seller! That's where comes the power of imagination. The difference between a cold narrative and a believable and successful story is in the 'creation' of sensitive stories. The one that takes you in its resourceful realm and woudln't let you go until the end.


A WINNER STORY, HAND IN HAND WITH HUMOUR

Good examples are, 'Is a wonderful life, ' and 'Titanic.' A perfect novel, fictional or non fictional, would want to make you go to extremes. We go to the movies to get out of our boredom and routine. You add humour to that movie and you will have people flying to see it.


RESEARCH

You need to do your homework and get acquainted with the character. His environment and personality comes to life when you know you are ready to capture his every moment and even moods.


Let's see our chosen example:



SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

WEST COAST SARDNAMURCHAN PENINSULA

997 A.D.

Chieftain Harald Magnus, is laid to rest in his personal boat. is 2 a.m on this frigid December. His main comrades of army are holding torches, that illuminate their 'fashionable wool tunics, chain mails and helmets' . Most are in tears and say words in Norse.

The smell is fetid, like they never took a shower. No one is able to write or read... Barely make runic inscriptions on nearby rocks. His body was exhumed and dug out from a made up grave yard. This premeditated action gave them time to follow up on their rituals. Captain trygve puts down his Sword, his axe from long gone battles, and a spear.

A slave woman or concubine that had sexual intercourse with the survivors, is stabbed around her ribs and is put next to Harald. Both are covered with stones and set on fire. This way the path to the afterlife will be quick and Odin will bless the Journey. But how did he die? Let's see...


2 MONTHS EARLIER

Harald Magnus, was having a break from recognizing the area on this western Scottish area. On top of a hill he realizes in awe that this is a new land to lay his hands on. The ocean is there and the green pastures an excellent source for stock breeding.

His celebrations lasts deep into the morning. He falls sleep ans something happens like a sign of the beginning of the end..of his life. He leaves his vase made of horn is visited by a rodent who loved sweetness. But oh my..! This little visitor happens to be reminded of a nature's call and leaves its scent inside Harald's drinking Horn.

The next morning Harald's Commander in chief, Leif Voltar, happens to visit his tent and invites him to finish a beverage that one of his lieutenants made with ox's blood and certain roots. That was the biggest mistake.!

Harald's life started to crumble. He could not hold any food and eventually died of a rare disease, that not even his close sorcerer could prevent.

On his last days, his lips fell off and his stomach turned into a deadly color. His inside was consumed by what future medieval inhabitants will call 'the black death.'


OCTOBER 19th 2011

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER´╗┐

SCOTLAND

"It is announced the finding of the first intact burial of a Viking War lord. He was found with his main weapons: a shield, an axe, a spear...and a drinking horn... "

A THOUSAND YEARS LATER...

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Comments 8 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear lord,

Thank you for a great informational hub this morning. Your example was perfect. I am learning about the need to really research a topic before trying to write about it as readers are very wise and will call us on our mistakes made..We as writers do owe it to the reader as their time is just as valuable as ours when writing it..

Thank you again.

Have a blessed day,

Sunnie


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

Information is vital, thank for sharing with us

DL


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks so much Sunny, still chocked by your brother's Hub. You are perfectly right. This process of writing is pretty amazing. Actually all was written by heart. The tips just came out of Lord's mind and the example fitted right into gear. Have a wonderful day Sunny dear!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Darkandlovely3436,

You missed the 38 in your Nick..but oh well. Glad you liked this informative hub. We all have different ways to approach a topic but at the end we know for sure, if we are ready to push the deadly...'Publish it' Buttom! Thanks for your comment!

LORD


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Lord, thanks for this Hub. Very informative. Sometimes I have second thoughts right after I hit the "publish" button! Thank goodness for the "edit" button. See you, Mary


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I'm always in COMPLETE VALHALLA when I arrive here on your scene dear LORD .......and to spend some quality time inside your writer's mind - is a very sacred place to be.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Mary and Epi,

Thanks for your comments dear friends..very flattered on your comments. At work right now...anyways. Very happy to see you in here guys. Thanks again!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

WALHALA..! The antichamber of the dead... Where Odin and Thor will check upon you! Hammering your deeds. Valkyries will fly you over and will keep you covered.

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