Welcome to Write Qoute I’m Riski Firmanto. Ok, it is time for this week’s, writers quote of the week this quote comes to us from John Gardner in the art of fiction on page 18 though the fact is not always obvious at a glance when we look at the works of art very close to us, in time the artists primary unit of thought his primary conscious or unconscious basis for selecting and organizing.
The details of the work is genre one more time though the fact is not always obvious at a glance when we look at works of art very close to us, in time the artists primary unit of thought. his primary conscious or unconscious basis for selecting and organizing. The details of his work is genre now to me, this quote truly illustrates the importance of reading outside the genre, that we wish to be accomplished, in that way we not only avoid falling into the traps of the genre, we hope to write him, We are also allowed to cherry-pick the good ideas from the genres that we would not normally be reading if we stuck to our own genre. So all this talk about genre genre genre begs.
The question what is genre what defines a genre what might the strengths and tropes of a genre be for that will go to Richard a Highland whose definition of scientific of science fiction is as such realistic speculation about possible future events based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world past and present and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method, one more time Richard a Highlands definition of science fiction realistic speculation about possible future events based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world old past and present and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method translated loosely a brave new world.
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Science fiction Star Trek fantasy but let’s play here a bit longer the key term to volley at potential science-fiction candidates is not speculate or even nderstanding but instead is scientific method the scientific method also figures prevalently into the mystery genre which should technically be known as the solution genre in fact mystery might celebrate the scientific method even more so than the science fiction genre, because of the tropes associated with the genre that being we’re given evidence that leads towards a culprit but we’re often given overwhelming emotional and opinion and hearsay leading to a red herring.
Think every scooby-doo episode you’ve ever seen so what we must do in the end of a mystery genre, novel is choose the scientific method over everything human about the novel. So let’s home in further and examine a specific part of the quote his primary onscious were unconscious basis or selecting and organizing the details of his work is genre so what does that mean for beginners it’s where we start here we start the process where we start the very essence of the work, where we start with pen to paper ,literary, fiction which we talk about on this Channel Blog a lot normally starts with a character first you build a character and then you take something and find something ironic with the story, for example the Old Man and the sea is about a very old, very accomplished, fisherman, who has not caught a fish in a very long time.
The Great Gatsby is about the richest guy anyone ever knew but he’s missing two things one the girl and to the things he need the one thing he needs to get the girl authenticity.Sci-fi often starts with for example what would human kind do if all of a sudden we found out the Sun was about to burn out satire often starts with a social low after which the author asks his or herself how can i mask this woe to make it seem as ridiculous as possible.
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So in beginning of peace think about what it was that made you fall into the mindset of wanting and needing to write after that try to associate that with a specific. Genre is there something you can cherry-pick from a different genre to mix in what are the tropes of the genre that you were working in. So before I leave you to your right early endeavors here it is one more time our writerly quote of the week from John Gardner and the art of fiction though the fact is not always obvious at a glance when we look at the works of art very close to us in time the artists primary unit of thought his primary conscious or unconscious basis for selecting and organizing the details of his work is genre.