writing

Finding the Story Start

It’s no secret that the start of the story is one of the hardest to master. The opening scene is your best chance to catch your reader and to hook them into reading your story the rest of the way through. As the author, you already have a love and admiration for your characters. Your… Continue reading Finding the Story Start

General, writing

On Different Approaches

Last week while speaking with a friend, we ended up on a discussion of worldbuilding and where to start it. In essence, she wanted to write a story, but complained she didn't have the world for it. My response caused a bit of confusion for us both: Just write the story. The fact that I… Continue reading On Different Approaches

Exercises, writing

How To Start a Story

With the new year opening before us, it's a good time to start thinking about beginnings. More specifically, how to begin a story. Beginning lines and scenes are two of the things that need the most polish and effort put into them, largely because those are the first two things a reader sees when they… Continue reading How To Start a Story