Just as a painter uses color and line to create a painting, an author uses the elements of fiction to create a story. The elements of fiction are: character, plot, setting, theme and style.
Of these five elements, character is the who, plot is the what, setting is the where and when, theme is the why, and style is the how of a story.
Here, once more:
Attended my first Beijing Writer’s Network meeting. Awesome. Energizing. Informative.
Special thanks to Andy Killeen who organizes this thing every month, and who is an accomplished author.
With author and CCTV news anchor Edwin Maher at the south gate of the Beijing television station building.
I’ve come up with a first and tentative version of the cover for Where Winds Learn to Fly.
The typical landscape of the Argentine Pampa, split in two halves that blur into each other seemed like a good idea to me. One half shows the big, open sky and the flatlands in sepia tones while the other is true to its nature.