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joseph-means's picture
Mar.21.2013
HOW I WRITE A STORY – Like we said in the RANGERS: "It may not work for you, but it is just one technique!" Many people have asked me how I write a story. Everyone has an idea for a story at some time in their life and they want to put it on paper. Here is the process that I usually employ: I...
joseph-means's picture
Mar.21.2013
HOW I WRITE A STORY – Like we said in the RANGERS: "It may not work for you, but it is just one technique!" Many people have asked me how I write a story. Everyone has an idea for a story at some time in their life and they want to put it on paper. Here is the process that I usually employ: I...
mayra-calvani's picture
Oct.14.2011
  For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story. After a brief introduction, Sundararaj...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Sep.26.2009
Now that it is finished, it is time to separate the pieces, and take a look inside. First, what are the parts of a story? The most basic are opening, middle, and ending. The opening should have a hook to make the reader want more. Let the reader know enough about the central character to make the...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Sep.19.2009
As it worked out, not knowing the end when I started this story allowed imagination to dictate conclusion. In addition, for me, writing is about imagining people, places and things, so this worked out in the best way possible. I think a story should build from an idea, a vision, a picture, or even...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Aug.31.2009
My plan was to present the written story. Now I'm not because I cannot decide how to end it. Knowing the end is the second part of story writing, the first being the original idea. Since I failed to conceive an ending before, or soon after the plot idea gelled, the plot is dangling precariously...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Aug.19.2009
Writers hear those words frequently, but rarely will the phrase be accompanied with an example. One of my favorite sayings is "Keep it simple." I am sure you've heard it spoken. I am going to write an example of Show me, don't tell me and do my best to keep it simple. Here is my Tell me...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Aug.18.2009
I begin with a mental image. Rule number one for me. Let the image write the story. I do not force it, or attempt to direct its flow. If I am stuck, I will stop and find something else to do. The story will usually pull me back. The following example began when a misplaced sheet of paper in my...