Writing Fiction – The Art of storytelling
Fiction Thai Writing is a very interesting challenge and at the same time it is rewarding. You get to be in a different part of the world, write in another language, a dialect that is completely different from your own. Thailand, the land of smiles, sunshine, and laughter is truly a heaven for aspiring authors. Here are some tips on how to start writing a Thai Novel.
It is always very important to have a good story. If you don’t have any idea how to start writing a Thai novel, it is important to choose a theme before starting. Your first step should be to write an abstract story. The main theme should be about a simple yet intriguing problem, which solves itself in an interesting way and ultimately the protagonist of the story is the hero.
Once you have decided on the theme of your story, you can now start researching on how to write it. You can use many resources, such as books and articles on the internet. Keep in mind that if you’re using an article or book, you should cite the source as the writer. This will help maintain your integrity as an author and also ensure that the rights of the original author are preserved.
Now that you have an idea on how to write the story, the next task is to set a time frame for your project. Choose a release date that is around two years ahead of schedule. That way, all the characters will be established and the setting will be more or less set.
One challenge that most novelists face is coming up with an interesting and complete plotline. This can be done by choosing a central character and weaving all the secondary characters along with him/her. Come up with a variety of plots that will eventually give birth to an exciting story full of emotions and mystery.
Another challenge that most writers face when writing a Thai story is coming up with a vivid description of the scenes and natural events. These descriptions will give the story depth and will allow the reader to imagine what the environment was like during the time of the event. Use words such as “flashy”, “shimmering”, “heavily populated”, etc., to describe these scenes.
It would also help if you have some real life experience with Thailand. Perhaps you were there during the martial arts demonstrations. Perhaps you have studied about Thailand. You can use real life facts to your advantage when writing a Thai story. It is only through experience that one can really understand the essence of a culture and the various rituals associated with it.
There is a saying in the film industry that the best stories are the ones that do not happen in the movies. Reality is just too boring and not interesting enough. Writing about the reality of Thailand will surely make your readers feel that the plot is real and that they are experiencing true events.
When writing fiction, it is always a good idea to be resourceful. If you need materials to support your story, the Internet can provide you with lots of interesting facts. You can also buy reference books or check out library resources for more materials.
Lastly, creativity is the key. Do not be afraid of writing something original. While following the main characters of the story, you can twist some elements to create an interesting twist ending. Being resourceful and innovative will definitely pay off when it comes to writing fiction.
In writing, one should always keep in mind that the story should be based on reality. Readers will surely feel that whatever happens, the story is real. Fiction Thai should also be well researched.
You can visit the libraries in your area or you can borrow books from the libraries’ online. Online books can offer you many resources including the Internet. Most libraries also have websites that contain a lot of information about Thailand and its people. It is advisable to read a lot about Thailand so you know how to better depict the Thai people. Remember that you can only write about what you know. If possible, try to talk to actual Thai people so you’ll have more basis for your stories.