storytelling

How To Tell A Story, In Novels, Movies, And Games.

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Storytelling is the oldest and most important art in the world. And today storytelling is more popular than ever. There are stories in movies, stories in games, and stories in novels and books. And here on Fiction Earth we cover it all.

We love storytelling. And we are deeply passionate about it. That is why we’re sharing our love of stories with you. Whether you are interested in self publishing a book, writing a screenplay, or creating a story for a game, we’ll help you to create amazing work. And if you’re a fan who simply loves stories, we will share our insight with you so you can see stories in all their beauty.

Here are some of the best articles on storytelling that you can find on our site.

 

 

How To Come Up With Novel Ideas That Will Make Money

If you are trying to get a novel published, or simply write a novel for your own sake, you have to start with the basic idea, or premise. The central idea of a novel is its core. And it has been said that a good idea that is poorly written can still sell millions (Twilight, anyone?). But a bad idea will never work no matter how well written it is. You always have to start with the idea.

Do you dream of finding the perfect novel idea that will sell millions? Then why not read my guide to coming up with ideas for a novel.

How To Come Up With A Story Premise

Once you have the basic idea of a story you need to turn it into a premise. And here is one common mistake. An idea is not a premise. A premise is a very specific thing. There is a very precise function that a novel premise (or game premise / movie premise) must fulfill. Getting your premise perfect is one of the absolute most important things you must do when writing a novel / movie / game. And I would like to help you get it right.

Read my guide to creating a premise for a story.

How To Expand On A Novel Idea 

Once you’ve found the perfect idea for your novel, game, or movie, you will need to do a lot of work on expanding that idea. “A boy goes on a journey through space and wins an intergalactic war” is a fine idea. But it isn’t a story. And of course I am talking about Star Wars here. That idea has to be expanded on to become the full story of Star Wars. And your story idea will need to be expanded on too. Let me help.

Read my guide to How To Expand A Story Idea.

 

How To Write Good Characters In Fiction

Whether you’re writing a novel, a game, a movie, or a TV show, you need to know how to write good characters. Characters are the living soul of any good story. But how do you create a good character? Let us show you.

Read How To Write Good Characters In Fiction

 

The Unbridgeable Gap Between Story And Gameplay

I love video games. I believe they offer a unique way of telling a story. But it has often been said that there is an unbridgeable gap between telling a story and playing a game. Gameplay interferes with story. How do you make the two work together?

Read my guide to The Unbridgeable Gap Between Story And Gameplay

Why People Get Addicted To Reading And How To Take Advantage

Have you ever noticed how almost all extremely popular products are based on addictions? Sugary treats. Addictive. Video games? Addictive. Internet? Addictive. Facebook? Addictive. If you want your readers to keep coming back for more and more, you need to know how to get them hooked. Let me show you how.

Read my guide to Why People Get Addicted To Reading.

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39 Storytelling Tips / Techniques That Will Land You Your Dream Agent

Whether you’re writing a novel, screenplay, or the story to a video game, there are 39 storytelling tips and techniques that will guarantee you write your best story. These tips and techniques have been proven time and again. They are the secrets to what really makes a great story.  And they are the criteria that …

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Character Writing: Make Your Ensemble Cast Develop Together [8 TIPS]

Writing characters that work together as an ensemble cast, and that develop together throughout the story, is a real art. It’s about contrast, balance and psychology. Use the following 8 tips to create an ensemble cast of characters who grow together throughout the story.   8 Tips For A Strong Ensemble Cast Of Characters That …

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Writing Emotional Stories: Make Your Readers Care [6 Steps]

Writing emotional stories readers care about is a challenge. It’s also the most rewarding thing any writer can achieve. When you make readers feel what your protagonist feels. When you change your readers by taking them on a spiritually enriching story. When you make your readers cry, laugh, scream, or punch their bedroom wall. That’s …

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Writing Fictional World And Scenes? Follow These 5 Rules

When it comes to writing a novel, screenplay, or game story, the fictional world is your home. When you write an exceptional fictional world, such as those in Avatar, Final Fantasy VII, Middle Earth or Westeros, you create the equivalent of a fantasy-vacation: somewhere readers, players or viewers can escape to. Writing a good fictional …

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3 Inspiring Life Lessons Every Good Story Teaches Us

There are many powerful life lessons stories teach. Not just moral lessons, but psychological lessons, spiritual lessons, and life lessons.When you grasp the core concepts of storytelling, you’ll understand why stories are so powerful.     You know where you want to go in your life. You feel the burning motivation inside of you to …

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How To Be Inspired By Dreams Like James Cameron (Avatar)

“Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. Don’t put limitations on yourself. Others will do that for you.” — James Cameron quote. James Cameron says Avatar was inspired by his dreams. Our dreams are one of the most potent sources of inspiration. There are many techniques we can use to tap into …

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Why People Get Addicted To Reading. And How Smart Writers Take Advantage

You’ve got five minutes to spare. So you head online and take a gander at the latest articles. Then something happens. You get sucked into a vortex. One article becomes two becomes three, four… before you know it you’ve spent hours reading random online articles. That’s a nightmare for readers. But for writers it’s the …

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