Writing Great Fiction: An Introduction

Writing Great Fiction: An Introduction

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Wattpad Improve Your Writing By ImproveYourWriting Updated Apr 26, 2016

Welcome to the Wattpad Writing Great Fiction introduction! You can browse through the
chapters and use them as a reference when needed, or you can treat this like a class in writing fiction. There are assignments you can do, but don't worry, there aren't any due dates. There are lectures, but you don't have to take notes and there are no tests.

But, if you work through it, if you do the assignments and think about how the lessons can apply to your writing, if you really push yourself, we guarantee that your writing will improve. With just a little bit of effort, you will feel more confident and your readers will see it in your work. You'll learn more about how to structure your stories, how to write great sentences that pull readers in and how to write characters that people will relate to and want to follow.

A note on how this book is organized:  

The first eight chapters are devoted to the fundamentals you need to know to be able to craft stories that will draw readers in.  The next seven chapters focus on different ways of planning and crafting your story, and after that we go over a variety of things including style and common story problems.

So, jump in with us!
Explore the craft of writing, work on the homework, try some of our contests and meet other writers who want to push themselves!

We all look forward to reading your work and helping you become the writer you want to be.

-The Ambassadors on the Improve Your Writing team.



This instructional book is primarily written by Bruce Elgin,
Wattpad Ambassador and 2014 Watty Winner. He has his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and has taught writing for years. Other experienced writers will help cover a wide range of topics to help give you the best instruction possible.

the-phantom-author the-phantom-author Dec 21, 2016
I would isaly use the reader piont of view for connection. But ill sometimes use the other persons pov
ScorpioQueen753 ScorpioQueen753 Nov 07, 2016
I don't know but know that I think about it 3rd person might work pretty well
So_Jaded15 So_Jaded15 7 days ago
Description is easiest. And battle scenes/scenes with really intense emotions. 
                              Dialogue is really hard for me, it always comes out sounding formal and kind of weird.
AshieGymnast AshieGymnast Dec 12, 2016
Hmm. Well I usually use most of the first ones, then as it goes on, I don't use those ones that much. I also feel like as you go on, they get harder too. I'm going to be writing a story about a girl in middle school. I am writing it in the 2nd person.
My easiest to express is the Setting. I love describing scenery. 
                              
                              My hardest would be building the plot the further I go. I can never seem to find the right ending.
Third person is my go-to style. If I swapped to first person, then I think I'd lose my dramatic ironies.