I’ve worked on chapter one for about a week and changed the 800 word chapter into three 1200-1800 chapters. I wanted to give the male protagonist a background, that I allude to throughout the novel, but wasn’t quite selling.
Today I worked through those three chapters again and three more. That entailed dialogue, and keeping it real. This has helped to develop the deuteragonist’s character too. Their interactions feel more real than before.
I’ve shifted parts pf the story from mechanical descriptions like;
‘I wore a black jacket, white shirt etc…’
‘others in this realm wear… and now so do I…’
The story is still very much urban fantasy. It’s dark, the language is real, and the characters have grown.
I think overall, this new story will surprise you. I’ve enjoyed writing and developing it so much, I may write something similar in the years to come, but first, fifteen more chapters to edit.
This video is a montage of advice, tips and lessons from Stephen King, one of my favourite writers. He’s a bestselling author and a true talent in horror, and more recently, crime, science fiction and literary fiction.
Stephen King talks here about character, plot, notebooks, ideas, process and all sorts of things. He gives some brilliant advice that is perhaps slightly different to what you might hear elsewhere.
I put this together to help people with their creative writing, to inspire different ways of planning, development. drafting and editing. Also for inspiration and to give us all something to aspire to. This is perfect for beginners to creative writing, those looking for help via lessons or lectures.
So sit back and listen to the wonderful, refreshing and amazing Stephen King. Thanks for watching. If you’re interested in learning more about creative writing and short stories, follow this link to a special offer on my current Udemy course. https://www.udemy.com/short-story-wor…