Write Fine and Smart

September 13, 2009 8:47am CST
I have many ideas playing in my head about writing. My problem is that I have the ability to use good words at the right place. But the plot or good story is badly lacking for me. What should I do and improve on it?
2 responses
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
13 Sep 09
In basic literature class you learn about the pyramid with the beginning, story, climax at the point and then finishing up the story. I cannot remember the technical terms, please forgive me, but the point is maybe you should outline your story until you get better at the intro,plot, climax, etc. Once you start planning out the story on paper, eventually it will just come to you automatically.
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
Hmm, in my opinion, this is not something that can be changed overnight since it is a creativity issue. I myself still struggle with it sometimes to be honest. What you (and I) can do to improve is to do more reading and analyze how established writers expand on the plots of their stories. One good example is the author JK Rowling of the Harry Potter series; the way she pictures the whole plot and story is extraordinary, and the words the uses is awesome too. But of course, none of us will be able to write like her, else we would be multi-million dollar writers too - the main point is to pick up the basics and apply it into our own writing. Well, hope that helps (at least a little!).