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Preparing To Write

Preparing To Write Before you write a story, you need to do a few things. You need to have a clear idea of what your story is going to be about. You need an idea. You need to know who

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Scenes

Scenes are the building blocks of stories. They have structure of their own. They have beginnings, middles, and ends. Except for the first scene in a story, the beginning of a scene should hook the reader, just like the beginning

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Story Development

You start with an idea. then you expand it by answering some questions about your idea. the first and most important question is what is your story about? this is your log logline for the story, be it a short

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Developing a Plot

There are many schools of thought on that. Some people develop their plots on the fly. Others plan it down to the smallest detail. I’m somewhere in the middle. I plan my plots, describe the scenes, and write the scenes

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The Story in Three Acts

Most fiction is based on three acts, although I suppose you could have more. Fiction should be like a hill. Act I takes you to the base of the hill. Act II is the actual hill and Act III is

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