Story Arc ExplainedIn every writing community, terms like "plot" and "development" and "arc" are constantly thrown around, and everyone expects everyone else to know what they mean without ever clearly defining them. Sure, vague advice about the importance of character development and story structure are great and all, but how do you actually do it? Aside from style and grammar, what are the mechanics behind a well-told story?What does a good story look like?The answer is surprisingly simple. Not easy, but simple. Every good story does one thing well: it asks a question, deliberates it, then answers it. This provides a framework of three acts that create what's called dramatic tension. Here are some examples of what this looks like:The Little MermaidAct one: Will Ariel become human so she can be with the man she loves?Act two:
How to Alienate Your Readers in 12 Easy StepsWARNING: There be snark ahead.Disclaimer: These steps assume that you have an intriguing premise for your story. If your premise is boring, overdone or just plain pointless, then you needn't bother with the following advice. You've already successfully alienated readers. Congratulations!1. Grammar? Spelling? Ha! Who needs it? Okay, so it's fanfiction. I mean, fanfiction for crying out loud. Why should grammar matter, right? because, srsly, its like noone expects this tobe the next great american novel or anything like that, i mean i'm just, writing a story about characters from a movie or tv show or whatever and my plot is super good so ppl will totally love it and not care if i mispel a word or something and who cares about comas or semicolons or stuff like that;and i no the readers will leave me lots and lots of awesome reviews cuz my story is badass take that bitches!!1!2. The full page paragraph total
Proofreading Tips #2 Semicolon Conjunctive Adverbs...Wow, that's a mouthful! These suckers are used to attach two independent clauses as one single sentence. Many people have confusion about when to use commas, semicolons, and colons. Semicolon conjunctive adverbs are helpful to emphasize the relationship between two thoughts (as opposed to separate sentences). Here is a list of words commonly used for this:ConsequentlyFurthermoreHoweverThereforeThenThusAdditionallySimilarlySubsequentlySome examples in sentences include:"She arrived to school late; consequently, the teacher did not accept her homework.""Man could not overcome the demon army; thus, the age of darkness was born.""He forgot his lunch; additionally, he had no umbrella for the rain."Note that these are different from conjunction words such as "and," "but," and "or." These attach two independent clauses with a comma.
Writing Tips - Grammar, pt 3Part three: Cases and Grammar Nazi Nit-PicksCasesCases are, in a sort, ways of conjugating a noun that is, defining its role in a sentence. Kind of. Not really. Well, sort of. Its a bit swimmy, because we dont really have them in the English language. Well, thats a lie. We do, but theyre not very prominent. Despite this, were going over them anyway. Why? Because theyre big in some foreign languages and extinct languages. Why do we care? Because there will be a lesson on foreign and extinct languages in the future. But dont worry; we will cross that bridge when we come to it. Those who couldnt give a pair of fetid dingos kidneys about adding foreign languages into their stories can feel free to scroll down the page to the next bit, which is a good one, and talks about Grammar Nazis.Nominative: Sometimes known as subjective, because it indicates the subject.° I am tired.° He