Got Idea....leads to questions

United States
February 16, 2011 6:17am CST
I have a very active thinker and because of that tend to have great stories, or at least what I think are cool ideas. The problem is this, I have little to no ability to work and mash them into a cohesive story longer than a few pages. I woulld love to know how to create a better world to the readers, the really odd part is that if I am telling a story in person I can weave and dance a story that no one will want to leave, if only I could take that power and emotion to the paper I have a feeling I would be an author with whom you have heard of. Are there tricks for this? Are there writers out there who are given ideas from other then they transcribe the book adding their own little embelshments in order to flesh the book out, all that in exchange for a cut should the book bring in some money. Anybody heard of this?
2 responses
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
17 Feb 11
write down your ideas and read, read, read! read books on how to craft a proper story, how to dialogue etc. the library is a great place to start.
• United States
18 Feb 11
it does begin to become a little aggrevating when i am reading a book that I am really enjoying and it has a plot twist I saw coming or a somethinng else small that I dknow I coudl ahve done better but I know they are making the money cause they were able to put all the pieces together.
@sierras236 (2739)
• United States
17 Feb 11
You give power to the words by the choices you make. The best piece of advice is to write the story as it created in your head. Tell the story as if you are the person. That's usually the first point of view. Many stories start with the word "I." Write without thought for structure, form, complete sentences, or spelling. Just put your story down. Then just let it sit for a few days. Then go back and add in the details. Such as the description of the town, forest, etc. What the people you met were wearing. Maybe, their backgrounds if it is relevant. And so, on. The book will grow through the editing process. It doesn't matter how long the story is. It does matter that your story is told.