Fiction is an essential part of human life. Man has an inherent need for diversion to get away, even if for a few minutes, from the humdrum of life. Story telling has been among the first methods for accomplishing this and above the ages it’s become the varied forms of entertainment we have in the present day world. Entertainment is basically of two types – passive and active. The active involves physical participation in 1 way or other, while the passive doesn’t. Fiction is basically a passive amusement though the mind has an important part within it. Fiction always involves visualization whether it’s covert or overt. The earliest form of overt visualization has been that the enacting of dramas since the cultures developed. The growth of technology introduced in its modern forms – cinema and tv. The key type is inherent to story telling and reading. It’s an inherent characteristic of the human (or perhaps any) mind that a notion is always accompanied by an image. So as soon as one reads or hears a story the mind visualizes the scene and the figures; this procedure continues throughout the narrative and frequently even after it’s finished.
Character development can be one of the most important things about science fiction. You want to create a realistic group of personalities to move your plot along and to do that you want to understand them. But how much can you really have to know about them before you start composing?
Well, that depends on the type of story you’re writing. The length of your tale will dictate the quantity of character information you’ll have to create them come to life. For simplicity’s sake, I have broken my personality sheet down to what I use for each kind of writing. Your character sheets may vary.
Fiction by its very definition is unreal. When we read a novel we are aware that the narrative and the characters in it are only a product of creativity of the writer. When we see a movie 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 twists and turns in the narrative. We laugh with them, weep with them, and even feel indignant towards the bad men. The lovable hero or heroine might be despicable in actual life and the protagonist may be a perfect gentleman, but we identify them with the characters they’re portraying. In essence for this brief period we ourselves get transported to the imaginary world of the author. Oddly enough this happens also with the author at least to some of them. He or she travels through the very same emotions while writing and perhaps later as well. While this is all relevant to your discovery, a few items about websites hold more weight than others. Do take a close look at what you need, and then make a determination concerning how much different things apply to you. We really are just getting started here, and hopefully you will be thrilled about what more is in store. The last half of the article will offer you a lot more solid info about this. What you are about to read will significantly enhance your knowledge, and we will go even beyond that point, too.
“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 subject of physics. In this particular announcement also he seems 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 knowledge leaving aside transcendental. Science in particular has demonstrated this at each step in the course of its own development. Imagination pertains to a single thoughts and can be constrained by several factors based on the circumstances of the individual. A mind can envision only what relates in a way to matters already stored in it. A person that has been outdoors a distant place in wilderness and has no contact with the world outside cannot imagine what metropolitan cities are like.
Getting back to fiction the creativity of the author also must be based on his direct or indirect experiences. In this sense fiction is based on reality and to this extent it represents another dimension of truth. Here of course we run to the philosophical difficulty of the precise meaning of reality. There are two diametrically opposite views – 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 asserts that there’s one ultimate reality from which all that we perceive comes out and everything that’s perceived is only an illusion. We again 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 as different from what it is. Therefore the existence of the thing is a prerequisite for illusion, it isn’t a mental construction. Imagination is a mental phenomenon and has nothing to do with anything really existent. Thus the relationship between fiction and reality is entirely different from that between reality and illusion. It does take some time to write a complete story for any kind of book.
In a philosophical sense that the phenomenal world itself may be regarded as fiction. That is what Shakespeare perhaps meant when he wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players”. We might as well think of everything in the world (space, time, matter) as players because everything has its entry and exit. We naturally run into the problem of saying what the stage is and who wrote the script. Shakespeare probably believed in God, strict determinism, also at the reality of earth, so he didn’t have this issue. Now it is usually thought that the world also includes a beginning and will have an end. If the world is also a player, are there multiple universes or does it come exclusively on the stage and then introduces other players? But what is the stage in this case? Quantum physics points to one possibility. At extremely tiny scales of time and space there is a quantum emptiness that is not really empty but filled with energy that is constantly changing itself to virtual particles and back. What remains after the end of the universe could possibly be an infinite variation of the quantum emptiness filled with energy into which each of the thing has converted itself. This universal energy is the source of and background for everything.
It is not only a philosophical point either. We invest a substantial part of our life from the imagined or fictional universe. We muse about the things in long run and dwell over the past imagining what might have been. The imagination about the future is dependent on our hopes and aspirations and to some extent it’s a positive in the sense we are in a position to mould our future if we sincerely try. But musing over the past is really a futile exercise because we know for a fact that ‘what could have been’ is mere fantasy that never happened. Nevertheless it serves the exact same function as fiction from the perspective of entertainment. We entertain ourselves by imagining how life could have been, knowing fully well that it has no fact whatsoever. In a metaphorical sense past, at the remote past, is fiction. In a particular sense history itself is fiction since it always includes the abstract bias of the writer. What we know of Buddha and Jesus now is more fiction than facts.