idea for a writing project but i need help
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 08:38 AM
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 09:11 AM
I would suggest taking on each person and writing a bit of the story each way...and then deciding what you like.
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:46 AM
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 04:56 PM
Perhaps writing isnt going to be your forte.
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 05:49 PM
Posted Mon Sep 13, 2010 08:40 PM
Firstly, it seems like the relationship between the caretaker and the disabled character is not nuclear. I mean, I take that if you don't know what would it be, it is because it isn't structurally important. Any relationship besides the caregiver-"caregetter" one may even not be even of the slightest importance. Not everything has to be explained, and even some things have more charm when left unexplained.
Heed this rule of not explaining everything, I'm serious
One of the first worries you should have is what kind of text you want to build. Is it a short story? In that case, you are fine with just one good conflict and don't need a really extensive character or space development as long as it is solid and covers the most crucial aspects.
Plotwise, come up wih something and organize the nuclear elements of your story. What I mean for "nuclear elements" is simply the facts and moments that are unarguably necesary to tell the story (i.e. if you want to tell a story of a woman who falls down some stairs, you'll need to make her go upstairs ). Once you have that foundation, you can build around that. Rewrite all you need, it's very possible that it will take several tries to get something you like, and even when you have it, it is likely that if you catch it in a couple of years you'll be wanting to make further changes.
Finally, when you have your plot, be very conscious on which elements will have narrative relevance. Once you have them, try to include it in dialogues or descriptions without forcing it. Be smooth
Finally on disabled people-caretaker relationships, I'll leave you this song that might serve as some inspiration...