There are few things more creative than constructing your very own storyline for a film or a book and seeing it come to fruition. There are many different layers that one needs to consider when putting together a story and with the help of a friend of mine who I actually found on social media, we are going to take you through just how to construct a storyline.
My buddy user like myself, has a ton of ideas flowing out of his mind and knows exactly how to put them into a storyline. So, if you have the desire to make fils about scamming, FBI and RICO probes, guilty adulterers, family crises or or social fraud, here is how to put your ideas together so that you can make that film or book that you have been thinking about and turning your ideas into a payday.
The first place to start when creating a story is to make a list of everything that you have been thinking about for your story. Make sure that you break each list down into specific categories such as overall story, characters, side plots, locations etc. Once you have a list like this it can be much easier to marry up a synopsis and characters with the storyline itself. Some people call this a brainstorm because you are literally throwing all of your ideas out of your brain and on to the page, do this and it will make the process far easier.
Regardless of what your storyline is, it is the characters that you should be paying the most attention to. They say that the character should drive the story rather than the other way around and you need to spend time on developing the characters throughout the story. Think about each character, who they are, what they do, what their role is and how they are going to finish up. Try to keep your characters to a minimum, there is no need to have 70,000 characters all with their own story.
Beginning, Middle and End
The lessons taught in schools about having a beginning, a middle and an ending are rules that should be stuck to and you ought to consider how each one will play out in your story.
The story should be about more than just the characters and the story itself and you should always be on the look out for sub plots and pieces of information which will help to define the book.
Moments of Explosion
Your story should never be monotonous and in order to keep the reader or the viewer on their toes, you need to ave explosive moments in the story which are not expected. This could be a death, a love twist or a momentous occasion and you should look to incorporate these explosive moments in your story to keep everyone’s interest.
Spend the time on planning your story before you even put pen to paper so that you can give yourself a structure to work with.