- Books, Literature, and Writing
In a writer's mind -- From a Viking and Warrior to Today's Creativity
WHAT MAKES A WRITER... SUCCESFUL?
"A WORD IS A WEAPON, A STORY IS AN ARMY TAKING OVER YOUR IMAGINATION
BY STORM, LORD DE CROSS"
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...
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:
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.
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:
WEST COAST SARDNAMURCHAN PENINSULA
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
"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... "