Creative Writing Techniques – Downloadable Fiction Kit
I don’t like creative writing prompts too much.
They make good writing exercises, if your idea is to just practice. But if you have a story en route, you aren’t looking for ideas to get started on a brief three page writing exercise, but ways to expand and deepen your storyline.
I’ve explored this time and again, not because I am a prolific writer, but because I am not. As a matter of fact, the only noteable story I’ve ever finished is Peregrine’s Song. In the end it didn’t come out as a written work, but as a game.
The sad truth is that creative writing eludes me, and it’s starting to annoy me.
The Fiction Kit is the result of my preliminary work to stop being annoyed. I’m not saying I covered everything. But I think there is enough for me to break out a decent first draft. You might find it helpful as well.
For now, you’ll see my take on story structure, setting, character development (attributes and relationships) and exploring possible interactions between each of those story components.
After my dozen or so pages of theorizing, each of these elements are presented in templates that you can fill out, store, edit and review until all the ideas you need for better story architecture are available.
To better understand the difference between structure and architecture, try this article by Larry Brooks.
From that point on, your writing talent is up to bat.
If you are an expert on the subject, I’d really appreciate your comments to make it better. If needed, there will be an update.
This link opens the Fiction Kit on your browser, unless your browser is old or if you right-click – save target as.
You need Adobe reader for this. It is a PDF file.
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