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Short Story: Tutorial to Generate Short Stories 1
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This is an experiment in generating content for a story. This is “novel creation technique”, if you will.
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Basic Steps
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* 1.Randomly select events to fill out an outline. Examples listed below in the bullied list.
* 2.Search photo sites, such as Google Images, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, or DeviantArt.com, for things you like. This will help visually stimulate you.
* 3.Start with big random events, such as “ocean” and basic colors. Then add more layers, using smaller events that tie the plot together. Try closing your eyes and drawing curvy lines on paper, or something meditative that helps you to calm down before writing. Find a calm place, and record your ideas. By drawings, voice recorders, typing, etc. You may need a good typing program, such as StarOffice, which is free through GooglePack. Microsoft Word works too, but then you'd be supporting Microsoft.
* 4.This document is a rough draft. It's a personal study in exploring the many layers of what makes a human. In exploring these, there are numerous writing techniques I'm running across. This did not start out as a creative writing technique.
* 5.I'm working on many other ways to generate creative content, if anyone is interested. Such as, looking about your environment and translating that into music in your mind. Associating objects and actions with instruments and tempo.
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Here is the bullied list of events to help you in generating creative content for your novel.
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You may need to adjust your own balances, levels, and boundaries of drama within your characters universe.
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* Ask questions, of every kind! Ask your peers what they would consider good writing techniques.
* Make up some character names. I like three letter names, to keep things simple and unique.
* Environments: (Places you'll find your character). Land, Under sea, jungle, war zone, barbecue, back yard, city, country, road, sky, space, planet, worm hole, vortex, grass, park, station, train, automobile, traveling, friends home, lost, etc.
* Professions: Professional, Successful, Parent, Student, Government, Agency, Leadership, Planning, Design, Technical, Environmental, Professor, Between Jobs, Promoted, Retired, Etc.
* Limb Actions: Pats on back, shakes off water, pulls someone up, waves, leaps, gestures.
* Chemical State: Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma.
* Smells and tastes: Sweet, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Grass, Bitter, Fire Smoke,
* Size of Events or Places: Microscopic, Macro, Itty bitty, small, gargantuan, massive, colossal, immense, miniature, etc.
* Natural Materials: Leaf, tree, rock, lake, pebble, boulder.
* Kinds of water: Puddle, lake, ocean, inlet, stream,
* Kinds of Personalities
* Kinds of Clothing Fashions
* Kinds of Architecture
* Kinds of Disabilities
* Man Made Materials:
* Influences: DNA, Reality Perception, Environment, Schooling, Society, Media, etc.
* Colors: (Look at a crayola crayon box, colored pencils, oil paint colors, lipstick colors, or use car colors, but not boring standard colors.)
* Textures: Smooth, Slippery, Coarse, Fine, Cracked, Ripples, Wrinkle, Leathery, Hard, Soft, Porous,
* Descriptive Words:
* Time: 1902, 1970, 2008, 2032, 7800, etc.
* Culture: American, German, African, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, GenX, etc
* Location: Home, Planet, Country, Worlds Fair, Vacation,
* Emotions: (There are hundreds!)
* Toss around some random dictionary words.
* Generate names: Remix names of movies, songs, books, top ten music charts, poem names, etc.
* Be utterly silly and toss around seemingly impossible ideas until the rough edges soften up and become good ideas.
* Use synonyms and antonyms.
* Seek out writers tips on Google. “Writers Tips”, “Creative Writing Techniques”, etc. Even look on the many How-To sites.
* Speeds: Fast, Slow, Medium, Crawl, Speedy, Racing, Driving.
* Common Hobbies: Rock climbing, Jogging,
* Body Part Names.
* Look in the news paper for inspirational stories. Go to the physical in-person library.
* Emphasis words: Super, Amazing, Incredible, etc.

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Overly Simplified Novel Outline Example. Big and Small layers are included.
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* Novel starts with huge event.
* Character see's something Blue.
* Arm + Water.
* Elephant involved some how.
* Toaster does something.
* Microscopic whatnots.
* Entire universe effected.
* Cause and effect of certain action.
* Cries of joy.
* Novel Ends in slightly confused state.

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Internet Resources for Short Stories
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* TvTropes: All kinds of examples for writing and character design. http://tvtropes.org/

story/tutorial_to_generate_short_stories_1.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/19 01:06 by reb