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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 409, Producing Creativity and Entertainment in Scenes Developing the Rising Action

24 May 2015, Writing Ideas - New Novel, part 409, Producing 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 consuming, thinking, and producing. 

Consume, think, produce... I've moved a little out of the lane of technology extrapolation.  That is a subject I'd like to get back to.  I really haven't written about all the aspects of extrapolation, and we are barreling toward the intellect very fast.  For the moment, let's loo at producing.

I wrote that I have a partially developed idea I would like to write about.  I know, if I started to write on it--the creativity would come.  I could write a great novel on the theme I've part-way imagined.  It might not be as good as I would like.  Right now, I'm in the process of editing multiple works that I never took the time to correct.  I've been getting great and creative ideas that I've turned into fun novels so quickly that I haven't had much time to edit the previous novels.  I'm in that process right now.  I have corrections from one of my readers and I'm going through the novels based on the editing ideas I've shown you.  I haven't had the time to produce marketing material for Escape.  The fact I'm still using the temporary title should tell you a lot.  By the way, I'm thinking a good title might be Escape from Freedom  Perhaps that's too hokey.

In any case, the way to turn consuming and thinking into creativity is to accomplish the art.  If you write, then write.  If you are ready for creativity to hit, it will come out in the writing.  You might say, well I need an idea first--yeah you do.  I've written about this before, but I can always reprise with some more information.

More tomorrow.

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