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Friday, May 22, 2015

Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 407, Thinking Technology Imagination Creativity and Entertainment in Scenes Developing the Rising Action

22 May 2015, Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 407, Thinking 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. 

Creativity is the result of thinking--there is no other means of bring creative.  The stupid, lazy, and ignorant cannot be creative.  Only the intelligent, industrious, and educated.  Intelligent is a process of thinking and education for most people (study).  Industrious is a good habit and trait.  Education is a result of study and reading.  Thus, I am convinced with all my being that most people can become creative through reading, study, and thinking.  The thinking is the important part.

First you have to have something to think about.  The true fault of this age is to give children and adults an inadequate education that they imagine to be sufficient.  Education is a process and not an end.  I have three degrees resulting in a Ph.D. and I don't consider my education to be complete or sufficient.  I am continually in study.  Most of my study is in technology, but on my own, I invest hours per day in the study of other fields like literature, art, and music.

If you remember, the creative process is a journey and not an end.  Creativity is the work of decades and not a blast of insight.  In fact, where do you think the knowledge came from for anyone's blast of insight.  I assure you, Madam Curie spent decades in study and thinking to come to her insights on radiation.  Einstein spent decades in the study of math and science to come to the simplest declarative notion of relativity (and many other things).  Heisenberg worked and thought for decades to come to his conclusions on matter.  The world of creativity is one of study and thought--period, dot.               

More tomorrow.

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