Emily's Foundation Building The Path That Will Lead You To A Finished Manuscript
My Teaching Balances The Technical Aspects Of Writing A Complete Manuscript With The Creative Elements Of Telling Your Story: The five ingredients of the scene are the building blocks that create the same effect for the reader that watching a movie does. when writing a novel, the aim of the writer is to bring their readers into the landscape of the novel through the point of view of the characters, the way the characters speak and act, the setting into which they and thus you live. Add to that the dramatic tension and also flashback allow you to create a gripping moving picture through words. In effect you become the actors, the director, sound track and the action of the tale.
Readers want to escape. They want to step into the story you have created and live there for the duration. The five ingredients of the scene are the basic building blocks of writing a novel. Put together, they allow the reader to live in the story as we live in a movie we’re watching.
Another way of saying this is that the aim of the novelist is to bring the reader into the storyline or ever-changing setting of the novel through the point of view of the characters, the way the characters think, speak and act, which together create the storyline and dramatic tension. As you live with your characters through the writing of the book from beginning to final edit, your readers become spellbound, happy, scared and everything in between when they enter the world of your book.
How do we create this incredible journey called a novel? A movie has the screenplay writer, director, actors, set designer, sound editor, etc. We have the glorious opportunity to be all of that and more. This is our gift to ourselves and the readers. They as we become the characters, visualize the setting and are caught up in the drama. This, for the writer, is an incredible journey. For the reader, it is a gift. Readers read to escape. To enter another reality. To walk in the shoes of and breathe the air of the characters’ lives.