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Qualities: -Realism, such as how events play out, and no extraordinary luck -Out of every line comes a greater picture. The little things can bring to mind more complicated concepts. -Take a topic and think very thoroughly about it. In the process of writing thoughts, think of ways to put it into fiction. -Make it morally challenging and morally complicated -The product of all my thoughts and imagination and fantasies and ambitions -Question everything. For example, closely question good and evil. -This writing is the best way to look for significance. -It will take place in what I sincerely believe the future will be. Perhaps this can be some sort of guide. -It takes place in the future, but do not write it the same way sci-fi is usually written. Stories can be set in the distant past but common modern people can still feel like they are in it. Perhaps it should be presented the same way fables are. -There are advantages to setting the stories in my future. I have absolute control over the setting, and this is another way to make a point. -Start at the end and finish at the beginning? -More than a simple confirmation of beliefs. Explore everything. -Everything should happen naturally, but don’t simply make a series of events. Remember that books are supposed to be much more deep and complex than films. -Not a fantasy universe -Remember to explore philosophy -The two main characters do not die, so make them careful people and don’t create nearmisses. -Don’t forget cultural disparities, such as in the form of accidents. -Put in plenty of cultural accidents. Maybe the point of one story can be the differences in different psychies and the question of how any can be right. -Part of the ultimate destiny is the gain of wisdom and enlightenment. Look at what other people have said in the past about enlightenment to apply and include. -I should make an issue of everything. That will make all this more than mere stories. -The characters can't automatically communicate with people from different worlds. They need a translator or something similar. -How tall are people compared to the protagonists? -Science fiction is often made in a person's own image. Often I imagine characters being white and acting European by default. This really isn't right. -No giving devices that save the character at a critical moment later, especially not randomly encountered ones. Some things learned about writing: -Readers need to be able to identify. This is the source of interest when it comes to fiction. By making identifiable characters and situations, readers will have even more interest than what they get from details and plot. -active, not passive, voice. Avoid be, is, was, were, and are. -All characters should be full and detailed in some way. -Show, don’t tell -Details make it alive Should I write the first draft in the style of an ancient epic? If I begin this way, by stating fact and making the important parts such as quotes, maybe it will be an easier start than trying to put everything I’ve learned into a short story. Steps (can be done in any order probably) -Choose and brainstorm premise, setting, and the bigger concepts. -Add details such as the specific people involved here in particular and their experiences. -Consider and include what the characters would do. -Incorporate long-term affects -read through and adjust -Next draft To decide in each story: 1. What is the plot? What is the nature of the course of the story?(Bildungsroman, fable, simple exploration) 2. Will and how do the characters change? Stage 1: -Remember that Ludin gets worse before he becomes better. -Ulyphia is still in a much undecided state, and happily so.
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