Orson Scott Card

Elements of Fiction Writing

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    Ольга Тоболеваhas quoted2 years ago
    A rule of thumb: Choose the simplest, clearest, least noticeable technique that will still accomplish what the story requires.
    Ольга Тоболеваhas quoted2 years ago
    JEOPARDY
    Jeopardy is anticipated pain or loss.
    Ольга Тоболеваhas quoted2 years ago
    They’re around you all the time. You can’t get through a day without running into hundreds, even thousands of ideas for characters or stories.
    Ольга Тоболеваhas quoted2 years ago
    Remember that of all these different ways of getting to know people — and therefore getting to know characters — the most powerful of them, the ones that make the strongest impression, are the first three: what the character does in the story, what his motives are, and what he has done in the past.
    Ольга Тоболеваhas quoted2 years ago
    Motive is what gives moral value to a character’s acts.
    ngjfcimghas quoted4 years ago
    The four factors are milieu, idea, character, and event
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