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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 405, more Technology Imagination Creativity and Entertainment in Scenes Developing the Rising Action

20 May 2015, Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 405, more Technology Imagination Creativity and Entertainment in Scenes Developing the Rising Action

Announcement: Delay, my new novels can be seen on the internet, but the publisher has delayed all their fiction output due to the economy.  I'll keep you informed.  More information can be found at  Check out my novels--I think you'll really enjoy them.

Introduction: I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. This was my 21st novel and through this blog, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel beginning with

I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way.

Today's Blog: To see the steps in the publication process, visit my writing website and select "production schedule," you will be sent to

The four plus one basic rules I employ when writing:

1. Don't confuse your readers.
2. Entertain your readers.
3. Ground your readers in the writing.
4. Don't show (or tell) everything.
5. Immerse yourself in the world of your writing.

All novels have five discrete parts:
1.  The initial scene (the beginning)
2.  The rising action
3.  The climax
4.  The falling action
5.  The dénouement

The theme statement of my 25th novel, working title, Escape, is this: a girl in a fascist island nation will do anything to escape--a young cargo shuttle pilot not following the rules crashes on the island.

Here is the cover proposal for Lilly: Enchantment and the ComputerLilly is my 24th novel.
Cover Proposal
The most important scene in any novel is the initial scene, but eventually, you have to move to the rising action.  I've just started on the next major run-through of my novel, Escape.

I'm an advocate of using the/a scene input/output method to drive the rising action--in fact, to write any novel. 

Scene development:
1.  Scene input (easy)
2.  Scene output (a little harder)
3.  Scene setting (basic stuff)
4.  Creativity (creative elements of the scene)
5.  Tension (development of creative elements to build excitement)
6.  Release (climax of creative elements)

I can immediately discern three ways to invoke creativity:

1.  History extrapolation
2.  Technological extrapolation
3.  Intellectual extrapolation

Creativity is like an extrapolation of what has been.  It is a reflection of something new created with ties to the history, science, and logic (the intellect).  Creativity requires true study and true reading. 

So, really, if you write science fiction, how are you going to write science fiction if you don't understand science?  How can you write about new and innovative science (in science fiction) if you aren't knowledgeable about the most modern science?  Do you really think a science dunce or lay person or uneducated person can really extrapolate about technology?  Perhaps that's the problem with science fiction today--too much dystopian without science.

I think it's easy to understand that to write about new and unique science, you need to know about--science.  You won't get very far without the science in the science fiction.  So, study. and start now--it will take you about 10 to 20 years of scientific inquiry to get to the point where you can develop innovative science--an that's what new or unique science is.  I think Asimov wrote that science that can be imagined can be developed--or something like that.  If you can imagine it, it can be true. 

The point for writers is then taking a new or unique scientific idea and using it creatively.  For example, looking at an iPhone and seeing what an iPhone will look like in 10, 100, 1000, or 10,000 years.  That is technological extrapolation.            

More tomorrow.

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