David De Vore Anne Domenic Alexandra Kwan Nicole Reidy I. Introduction "Gothic" has come to mean quite a number of things by this day and age. It could mean a particular style of art, be it in the form of novels, paintings, or architecture; it could mean "medieval" or "uncouth." It could even refer to a certain type of music and its fans. A. The Goths, one of the many Germanic tribes, fought numerous battles with the Roman Empire for centuries. B. Centuries passed before the word "gothic" meant anything else again. II. The Gothic novel took shape mostly in England from 1790 to 1830 and falls within the category of Romantic literature. As Ann B. The setting is greatly influential in Gothic novels. The Gothic hero becomes a sort of archetype as we find that there is a pattern to their characterization. The plot itself mirrors the ruined world in its dealings with a protagonist's fall from grace as she succumbs to temptation from a villain. III. IV. A. B. Works Cited: Evans, Bertrand.
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Writing Tips - GeneralOn other pages of this site, you can read many of my best writing tips. But this page is for you! Your tip can be about a grammar or spelling rule, the writing process, or how to get published. Anything you think another writer will appreciate belongs here. Click below to see writing tips from other visitors to this page... Spelling, Spelling, Spelling!!!!!! What to do for Writers' Block. Agony first, ecstasy second As you and your contributors have noted, reading is essential; lots of reading and extra reading in fact cannot be emphasized enough. Avoid time warp Keep notes of details and timeline separate from what you will write or need to write in your novel. Google Images for the win! Your writing - your interests One problem I often face is that I get bored half - way through. Cliches and Sterotypes We always roll our eyes at these. interesting characters Think of how you would you be if you were the character you describe. Backwards! Dream When writing you must think! enjoy it! 1.
How to Build a Stockpile of Good Writing IdeasReturning to old scraps of writing is one of the best ways to cure writer’s block Not every idea that strikes is going to immediately turn into the beginnings of a novel, story, or poem; sometimes an idea is just a lonely little thing that lives underground for 17 years before… oh wait, that’s the cicada. But not unlike those weird little bugs, ideas can take a long while to come of age. You never know when something you thought up months or years ago will fit itself perfectly — almost accidentally — into your latest work-in-progress, or rub against another idea and spark. That’s why it’s important to write everything down: the brilliant lines, the half-baked notions, and that nonsense you scribbled on a sticky-note after a dream. Gather the seeds. Scraps of ideas can come from anywhere. Write ’em all down — as if you were a naturalist taking notes in the field (only YOU are the subject). But how do you build your stockpile of ideas? 1) You never know when or where an idea will strike —
How to write a novelIn this article I will discuss how to write a novel. (Articles Index) I'm currently putting together a how-to book containing updated and revised editions of all my articles on writing and publishing, plus a lot of new material. If you'd like to know more, follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter I wrote three novels before I got a nibble from a publisher, so how did I keep myself motivated, pushing myself to finish each one without any guarantee my work would ever see the light of day? Only five or ten percent of those who start writing a novel actually finish the first draft, and while I don't consider myself an expert I can at least share my experience. Skills - First things first. Fortunately writers don't have to pay for our education. Practice - I once considered retelling a favourite book just to get an idea of the level of detail needed. Consistency - try and write something every day, no matter how little. Want to get on with it? Revisions - Don't bother! Keep writing!
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How to Write a Novel Readers Won’t Put DownTake advantage of our Instructor of the Month deal and get all of James Scott Bell’s bestselling books on writing (and more) for one heavily discounted price. Order Now >> A friend alerted me to an interesting “infographic” posted on Goodreads. - Weak writing - Ridiculous plot - Unlikable main character But the #1 reason by far was: Slow, boring. Makes sense, doesn’t it? So if I may channel my favorite commercial character, The Most Interesting Man in the World: Find out the things readers don’t like, then . . . don’t do those things. I thank you. Let’s have a look. Weak Writing This probably refers to pedestrian or vanilla-sounding prose. Ridiculous Plot Thriller writers are especially prone to this. Every plot needs to have some thread of plausibility. [Want To Be a Great Fiction Writer? Unlikable Main Character The trick to writing about a character who is, by and large, unlikable (i.e., does things we generally don’t approve of) is to give the reader something to hang their hat on.
How Long Should Your Novel Be? The Definitive Post! — Kevin T. JohnsOne of the very first questions aspiring novelists asks themselves is, “How long should my novel be?” This question is not nearly as simple as it sounds, and there are multiples ways to tackle it. I’m going to cover ALL of them in this post. My Journey I’ve often written and spoken of how it took my eight years to craft my debut novel, The Page Turners. One of the many reasons it took me so long to write my first novel was that, like many rookie authors, I wanted my debut to be an epic story. At one point, the manuscript for The Page Turners was up to 130,000 words, but the published version is a little over 55,000; hardly an epic. But you know what? Before long, finally publishing the book was no longer a distant pipe dream; it had actually become an attainable goal. The Benefits of Short It’s easier to redraft and review a shorter novel. Across the board, virtually everything becomes easier and more do-able once you commit to shortening your novel. Short story – under 7,500 words Kevin T.