1. Micecd

    Micecd New Member

    Dec 28, 2012
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    Series Writing Tips *1

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Micecd, Dec 28, 2012.

    Hey, I'm new to this forum, and I've never written real in-depth prose unless it was for random essays in school, which had no grammatical issues or mistakes.

    I've been considering writing actual stories since a few years back, and I've had these "movies" or visions of my own little stories from themes of movies I had seen throughout my life.

    I had a comic like series which I had done in 4th Grade that was written over ruled paper, with a comic strip on the middle of each page which took up 8-10 lines.

    The stories were very straight to the point. The actions, the characters, and the plot didn't have a twist or anything, they were just simplistic.
    Most of them were inspirations from a combination of the first Tron film, and X-men in 2004.

    I had about 7 of these "Comics" but ever since I didn't do much else to improve my writing skills.

    Now, here's where I want to continue, but my question is; How do I string together stories like this?
    (Not my original group of stories, but new ones.)

    I want to be able to have the ability to implement local motifs (A single separate theme for each story) and a global motif (A theme that is included in each story)
  2. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

    Jun 13, 2010
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    Queens, NY
    Welcome to the forum.

    Over in the Plot Development section, you will find pinned to the top of the thread list Cogito's piece on plot development. That's a good place to start. It will give you the sense of the mechanics of plot structure.

    The other thing I would suggest is to do some reading. Well, actually, do a lot of reading, both within the genre you wish to write and outside of it.

    Good luck.
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    good advice, as usual, from ed... i second it...
  4. captain kate

    captain kate Active Member

    May 4, 2008
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    Cruising through space.
    Ed's right. I agree.

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