Fiction is an essential part of individual life. Man has an inherent demand for recreation to get away, even if for a few minutes, in the temptations of life. Story telling has been among the earliest methods for accomplishing this and over the ages it has become the varied forms of entertainment we have in the present day world. Entertainment is basically of two types – active and passive. The active entails physical participation in one way or other, while the passive does not. Fiction is basically a passive amusement even though the mind plays an important role within it. Fiction always involves visualization whether it is covert or overt. The earliest form of overt visualization has been the enacting of dramas since the cultures developed. The growth of technology introduced in its contemporary forms – cinema and television. The key type is inherent to story telling and reading. It’s an inherent feature of the human (or maybe any) mind that a notion is always accompanied by an image. So as soon as one hears or reads a story the mind visualizes the scene and the characters; this process continues throughout the story and often even after it’s ended.
Character growth can be among the most important things about science fiction. You want to produce a realistic set of personalities to move your plot together and to do this you need to know them. But how much can you must know about these before you start composing?
Well, that depends on the kind of story you are writing. The period of your tale will dictate the quantity of character information you’ll need to create them come to life. For simplicity sake, I’ve broken my personality sheet down to what I use for each type of writing. Your character sheets may vary.
Fiction with its very definition is unreal. When we see a novel we are aware that the story and the characters in it are merely a product of imagination of the writer. When we view a film we know that the characters are just acting their parts essentially pretending to be somebody other than themselves. Still we are emotionally affected by the turns and twists in the story. We laugh, weep together, and also sense indignant towards the bad men. The lovable hero or heroine might be despicable in real life and the protagonist might be a perfect gentleman, but we identify them with the characters they’re portraying. In essence for this short period we get hauled into the imaginary world of the author. Oddly enough this happens too with the writer at least to a number of them. He or she goes through the very same emotions while writing and possibly later as well. While this is all appropriate to your discovery, a few items about Resources hold more weight than others.
But that can vary a bit, and it really just depends on how you want to use the information. But we are not finished, yet, and there is usually much more to be uncovered. The balance of this read contains much more that will help your specific situation. Even after what is next, we will not quit there because the very best is yet to come.
“Knowledge is limited, imagination is not.” Albert Einstein said that although the wording of the next part could have been different. Einstein like any other human being was not infallible. A number of his views he held right until the end turned out to be wrong even within the field of physics. In this particular announcement also he appears to have it backwards. Knowledge may be restricted in the case of an individual but in general it’s unlimited even when we believe just logical understanding leaving apart transcendental. Science in particular has demonstrated this at each step in the course of its development. Imagination pertains to an individual mind and can be constrained by numerous things depending on the situation of the individual. A mind can envision only what happens in a way to things already stored inside. A person who has been outdoors a remote place in wilderness and has no contact with the world outside cannot envision what metropolitan cities are like.
Getting back to fiction the creativity of the writer also must be based on his direct or indirect encounters. In this sense fiction relies on reality and to that extent it represents just another dimension of reality. Here of course we run to the philosophical difficulty of the precise meaning of reality. You will find two diametrically opposite viewpoints – materialistic and spiritualistic. In accordance with the former only things that can be perceived through our senses are real, everything else is unreal. The latter maintains that there’s just one ultimate fact from which we perceive comes out and everything that is perceived is simply an illusion. We consider a statement by Einstein: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.” He was obviously referring to the fact of the phenomenal world. The term illusion can have different connotations but in general it means perceiving something rather different from what it really is. So the presence of this thing is a necessity for illusion, it isn’t a mental construction. Imagination is a mental phenomenon and has nothing to do with whatever really existent. Thus the connection between fiction and reality is completely different from that between reality and illusion. It does take some time to write a complete story for any kind of book.
At a philosophical sense the incredible world itself may be regarded as fiction. This is exactly what Shakespeare perhaps meant when he wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all women and men merely players”. We might as well consider everything in the universe (space, time, matter) as players because everything has its entry and exit. We naturally run into the problem of stating what the stage is and who wrote the script. Shakespeare likely believed in God, strict determinism, and at the reality of earth, so he didn’t have this problem. Now it’s usually believed that the world also includes a beginning and will have an ending. If the world is also a participant, are there multiple universes or does this come alone on the stage and then introduces other players? However, what’s the point in this case? Quantum physics points to a single possibility. At extremely tiny scales of time and space there is a quantum emptiness that’s not really empty but full of energy that is constantly transforming itself to virtual particles and back. What remains after the conclusion of the world may be an infinite variation of this quantum emptiness filled with energy into which each of the thing has transformed itself. This universal energy is the origin of and background for everything.
It isn’t merely a philosophical point. We invest a considerable part of our life in the fictional universe. We muse about the items in future and also live over the prior imagining what might have been. The imagination about the future is based on our hopes and aspirations and also to some extent it’s a positive in the sense we’re in a position to mould our future if we sincerely try. But musing within the past is really a futile exercise because we all know for a fact that ‘what might have been’ is mere fantasy that never happened. Still it serves the exact same function as fiction in the perspective of amusement. We entertain ourselves by imagining how life would have been, knowing fully well that it has no fact whatsoever. In a metaphorical sense ago, at the distant past, is fiction. At a particular sense history is fiction since it always includes the abstract bias of the writer. What we understand of Buddha and Jesus today is much more fiction than truth.