3 Amazing Theories to Story Writing
3 Amazing Theories to Story Writing
You must be intrigued by the word “theory” in genre of English. It seems irritating to see scientific theories poisoning this simple genre as well. Yet I assure you that you will be amazed as they are really interesting to know about. I have devised these theories based on well-known physical theories we all are familiar with.
For a beginning, be clear about your story-line, theme and end that you want to achieve by means of it.
These theories are not a nuisance rather they will surely widen your perspective.
Theory # 1:
Theory of Relativity:
We all are familiar with relativity theory, where things move in relation to one-another. There is no single reference point to be declared as a standard.
When it comes to story-writing, a relation needs to be established between everything. Most bad stories leave few strings un-tied which prove as a vexation to the reader. They sometimes seem irrelevant.
There are various reference points that must be kept in mind.
- Reader-The Judge:
Don’t forget who your reader is going to be? Whether from his reference point will the meaning be conveyed properly? Are the links well-crafted and crystal-clear for the reader to understand? In relation to a writer a story may be amazingly written but from the point of view of a simple-minded reader it may get hazy and unclear.
Our reader is the most-feared real-life character who is to judge and weigh our art. My advice for you is to become that critic yourself. As many great people suggest become your own critic to improve upon your art of living. It can be your art of writing too.
Become your own reader and read it as impersonally as you can. Don’t remember who the writer is, just focus on your role of being a reader. If the story amazes you then you are a wonderful story teller.
- Characters P.O.V.:
Characters need to be humanized in your own self so that you may think like them and tie every knot firmly through the plot. You should be well-aware of P.O.V. of your character because if you do not know him well, none can. It helps in creating a required amount of tension that is appropriate. He never loses charm as you make him appear real.
- Theme (The Plot):
Determine a solitary strong theme and make your characters walk on the rail. De-railing from theme is good for some time to let the reader ponder upon the untold mysterious secrets yet to be revealed, but beware of dragging it for long. Remember to tug at every string of your reader’s heart because with a lack of interest, everything gets boring
- Writer’s Purpose (Ending):
It is the reference point that determines the beginning of a story. So begin while keeping the “end in mind”. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” has a great, promising and intriguing beginning that sets the sea in flood which is inescapable. When you know what you want to achieve your course is more clear and directed.
Theory # 2
Theory of Gravity:
What creates gravity in a story? If you know the answer, you are already a genius. Yes, theme is source of creating a gravitational field that attracts the reader. It helps a writer not to levitate or deviate far away from the main story line. Character is one important factor to creating gravity in the theme.
A strong character maintains firmness and stability which is another crucial part of a great story.
Theory # 3
Emotion-Intellect Equivalence Theory (Creativity= Imagination X Logic)
(E=m ) That is what Einstein gave us, when mass moves with the speed of light, it changes into energy.
While writing a story we, writers, often become either more personal or more intellectual. A balance is needed everywhere in life. Creativity is a mixture of both logic and imagination. When imagination equates logic in its pace, It turns into creativity.
Being a writer, it is a great mistake to forget the reader and to either let your emotions flow or let lose your intellect. Too much intellect makes it boring; too much emotion makes it dramatic and over-imaginative. Create golden means between feelings and thoughts to make it life-like and relatable for a reader.
Life has its ups and downs and our characters can only learn if they face the uncertainty and abysm of life. Make your reader thirst for more by making familiar things unfamiliar using your imagination.
Still keep it real even if it’s a fantasy so that the reader may relate to the realistic emotions or thoughts and can easily connect to your world of imagination.
Happy writing to all the writers! Take your initiative towards writing your incredible and fascinating story.
Article by Samina FazalShare