Author has written 10 stories for Fruits Basket, Soul Eater, and Ghost Hunt.
Hello, welcome to my profile!
I would like to tell you as little as possible about myself to make things easier with this introduction, so here goes nothing. I live in Wales, the country that is linked to England which is also known as the United Kingdom/Great Britain. My father is English and my mother is Welsh - so in Youkai terms, (like Inuyasha) I like to think of myself as a hanyou- minus the demon part. (o_o)
I was born in March, Friday 13th (too bad it wasn't October). The day after (March 14th), is celebrated as White Day in Japan which is incorporated in a lot of Romantic Animes- like Vampire Knight. I like to read and write and would like to take a Creative Writers course in the upcoming years. I plan to become a storywriter and so I'm working hard to improve my writing skills.
When I first joined FanFiction all I wanted to do was write out my thoughts and imaginations and entwine them into stories. But looking at it now, I've realised that there is much more to writing a story than just plots and romance. You need to develop the characters, give them backstories. One thing I've found that I'm not good at is showing the character's thoughts. I find it hard to put it down on paper, but I'm trying my best!
My old English teacher made up a plan to help me and my fellow classmates plan out the stories. He said that every story needs to have the basic guidelines intertwined within the plot to help develop it and so I thought it would be good if I shared this with you too! It helps me, so I'm sure it can help others. ;) Here it is in five easy steps:
1. Exposition: The Beginning
The start is where the characters and setting are established. During this part of the novel, the conflict or main problem is also introduced.
2. Rising Action: Introduction of the Problem or Conflict
After the characters and main problems have been established, the main problem or conflict is dealt with by some kind of action. In this part of the story, the main character is in a crisis. This is the place for tension and excitement. The complication can arise through a characters' conflict with society, nature, fate or a number of themes.
3. Climax: The High Point
The climax is the high point of the story. It's the main danger or event that the character faces. This is the darkest moment, the worst challenge the character must oppose. It will look like the character will fail, and will never get what they want.
4. Falling Action: Winding Down
Following the climax, the story begins to slowly wind down. Falling action, one of the two final story elements, shows the results of the actions or decisions the character has made.
5. Resolution: The End
The resolution, also called the denouement, which is French for 'to untie' or 'unravelling', is the conclusion of the story. Here, the conflicts are resolved, all loose ends are tied up, and the story concludes with either a sad or happy ending.
But like I said, these are only the basic guidelines, you don't have to follow them since it's entirely up to you. Some writers use more complicated plots where there are more than one thread of action or relationship thrown into the mix. It adds to the story. Or you could simply use these guidelines and drag them out to make your story longer.
Anyway, I hope this helped.