Everybody has seen or read Nicholas Spark’s the Notebook right? Well if you haven’t, you should. I’m sorry I’m telling you what to do but as a writer it is a great book and of course movie to learn from on how to write the narrative framing story
Rivalry in sports are a given and easily identifiable. Because there is an instantaneous villain and hero. You have one team against another . And boom there is rivalry . The stakes are high. The competition is fierce, and it is somewhat cutthroat rather than life itself. Pain. Heartbreak. Corruption. Victory. All the perfect concoction for a great novel all rolled up into one chaotic sportsmanship bow .
I been dancing around this topic for a while now but I been trying to save it since most of my short stories within the Blue Hour Series will contain this technique;The narrative framing or bookend with flashbacks technique. Or “the here and now story”, where the story is just one long flashback .
Rewrites can be a pain . I know from my recent experiences. Even now as I work on the 2nd draft . I find myself still rewriting scenes and changing characters names. But revising and rewriting is a vital component to writing. Without it the story and characters might suffer, fall apart and readers will get bored and tired, ultimately throwing the book down .
Self-publishing is important. Especially important if you do not want to and cannot take the traditional publishing route.
What is the most important thing that a writer struggles with while writing their novel?
To bring suspense and mystery you can foreshadow anything
What is foreshadowing ? And can a character’s backstory scene really foreshadow a character’s death?
I was always told by other writers and creators that they hate how I write my endings because I don’t always wrap my stories endings into a neat bow and have a happy ever after. But what is the fun in that.
So how do we do this as writers, take a scene or chapter from our work that is already written and create a new or extended story?