Chances are, if you’ve come up with a story idea, you’ve probably got a few opening scenes, the climax, and maybe a handful of random ideas or bits or dialogue you have no idea where to put on your outline. 1,144 more words
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by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky
Earlier this week I began discussing story structure – looking at the macro structure of entire novels and their component Acts.
You’ll remember from the last post that I described story structure as a Russian Doll – the novel structure replicating itself in miniature with each of the smaller dolls it held inside. 966 more words
Around Chapter 6 of my-adventure-in-writing-my-first-novel, it became clear I had not started my story in the right place and time. My MC (main character) has developed quite a bit, thanks to lessons I have learned along the way, and I can see I have made a miss-step or two…or three… okay, way north of a dozen… in introducing the reader to my little world. 784 more words