Creating Stories

Do you have a story in you? Do you know how to write it or how to tell it?  Creating Stories has the answers.

Hank Quense an author of more than twenty books tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three elements: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two.

Do you want to write fiction, but don’t know how to go about it? Puzzled by creating characters and creating plots? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, an author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He demystifies fiction writing. Quense believes that stories come from the melding of three creating stories processes: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two. The book concentrates on developing characters including such rarley dicussed requirements such as a dominant reader emotion and the character’s biography. Plots are also covered in depth and a number of graphics are included to illustrate complex points. Another topic discusses subplots and how to utilize them and how to nest them within the main plot. A separate chapter discusses the relationship between the plot and the emotional arcs. Other topics covered are: character arcs, scene design, point-of-view, writing voice and writing humor.

 

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting & Characters

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Setting
Chapter 3: Characters-1
Chapter 4: Characters-2
Chapter 5: More Character Stuff

Part 2: Plotting

Chapter 6: Plotting
Chapter 7: Subplots
Chapter 8: Scene Design
Chapter 9: Plot and Emotional Arcs

Part 3: Story-telling

Chapter 10: Basic Stuff
Chapter 11: Point-of-View
Chapter 12: Writing Voice

Part 4: More Stuff

Chapter 13: Parody, Humor and Satire
Chapter 14: Odds & Ends
Chapter 15: Other Stuff
Chapter 16: Appendices
Chapter 17: About the Author