Getting Started

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Sticking with your narrative

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Obviously, you may want some way to keep the focus of your story on your narrative, and figure out what comes next in the story. Some people like keeping extensive notes to help them stay within a strict narrative, or keep tabs on where they think the plot should go next. Others, such as myself, prefer to [...]

Writing the beginning of your story

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The beginning of your story is extremely important, as that’s what you’re going to use to hook your reader. I personally prefer an opening that drops you into the setting, then lets it slowly unfold around you (this is used in Brave New World, for example), rather than giving a short description and history of the setting, simply because [...]

Deciding on your plot

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Deciding on your plot can be a really challenging part of writing a story, but what it ultimately boils down to is someone (or multiple someones, as the case may be) wants something, someone or something is keeping them from getting that something, and you’re describing the process of how they get, or don’t get, [...]

Finding your inspiration

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And this is where I go nuts with describing in great detail one aspect of the whatever the series is about. Some of these maybe so long that they will be split into multiple posts. The first post is all about finding your inspiration. Finding an inspiration for your story is tough, but it is probably [...]

Getting started on your story

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Welcome to the first of my many series. This one, appropriately enough is all about getting started on your story. These will usually go like so: A short descriptor of what it’s about and how it will help on the first day, and, after that, longer, more detailed posts. So let us begin: Writing is [...]

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