How do you write a story?
Do you write it in a notebook and then type it on computer or you directly type it on computer?
And what do authors like Paulo Coelho and Dan Brown do? Do they first write in a notebook?
I'm naive in story writing and thus don't know
We are all storytellers. And story is all around us. After all, what is a TV show or a movie? What is a book? What do you tell your parents when they ask, "How was your day, dear?" You guessed it - a story.
You can write a story about anything you want. All you need are the basics. You wouldn't bake a cake without knowing the ingredients, right?
So before you write, it helps to know the ingredients of a story.
There are three great secrets to creating a story......unfortunately nobody knows what they are. Just kidding.
Actually these are the secrets:
Practice changed me from being a kid who liked to draw and write, into an adult who has written and illustrated many children's books. Would you like to be a story writer, too? I'll show you how.
A story is like a SNAKE with its tail in its mouth. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. Some stories even end up in the same place they started.
For example, in The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy starts out in Kansas, travels to Oz in a cyclone and ends up back in Kansas. In my book, Surf Gecko to the Rescue! Moki the Gecko starts out happy, gets mad about pollution and ends up happy at the end. You get the idea.
Ready to start your story? Then grab a pencil and paper, or open up a new file on your computer, and away we go!
Main Character -- The person, animal or thing your story is about
Every story starts with a main character. It can be any animal, human or thing you want it to be. One suggestion: try choosing a main character you like to draw, if you plan to illustrate your story.
Start by asking yourself some questions:
• Who is your main character?
• What does he, she or it like/dislike?
• What is your character's personality?
• What does your character look like?
I used to write in notebooks but now type directly onto the computer. It is much much easier to alter things as you type than to end up with a handwritten version that is so full of alterations, crossings out, and deletions that it is eventually illegible. Also, writing onto the computer makes it easier to check facts on the internet.
I write snatches of ideas in notebooks, and on old envelopes or anything else tha comes to hand.
I used to write things out long hand before the days of home computers. Now, I may jot a note here and there, but mostly I write directly into my word processing program on the computer. It is just easier for me than trying to read my own handwriting.
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