How can I Start a StoryWhat do I do to start a story?
Top 5 Ways to Start Your Story
I' m taking a really interesting course with a girl called Maxine Clair about how to be present in your world and write about it. We have learnt this weeks how to write a story and how to start it. There are those who say that getting started is the toughest part, whether it is a training program or a work of work.
We' ve thought our story through, but how do we start? With these five hints, you can leave the most difficult part behind and start your story: Imly the opposite. Or in other words, handle the story like a tied thing of interwoven macrame to be relaxed and unfold.
Implied what the story is about, but don't announce it. There' are infinite ways to start a memory, a novel or another story! Don't just think of these five. So what is your trial to start a story?
So why you should start your story with the end
When I listen to my almost four-year-old girl tell a story, I always learn about writing." She knows how to end her story before she begins a story ("The lilac racoon and I were up in the trees, had a tearaway with the dog! When she knows how her story will end, she can gamble and create the most juicy detail she can think of until she reaches her endpoint.
You can' t start telling tales about yourself until you have the clearness that comes with the knowledge of the end. So we must put a clear end to our work. So many ways to endpoint writing: some authors type for the duration (one lesson = done) others type for pages (two pages = done).
I' m inclined to loose the significance of a story unless I know the end, so my first work is to go in with a question: What should my reader think/feel/know/aspier after I have written my play? I then ask the second question: What do my character or script have to do to do this?
There is a definite story that changes. When I try to determine my end and my beginning, one thing I do is to enumerate ten different points that are changing in a certain amount of scripture, and then to enumerate their antagonisms. In order to embed a story, we need the beginning (what was earlier?), the end (what is now?) and a turning point in the center (what happens to make things different?).
It is even a loosely spaced time line like this one that can help the authors work towards the end, while the center stays relaxed and open. In this way we can find the surprises in the turns of our histories, the ways to the end, while the end itself is still a light that leads us to the end.
Then, like my daughters in her Coon story, the only work that remains is to create the center - in other words, to gamble, to gamble, to play, even to game! Where do you know where a story ends? "When did it start to be real? If your period is up, please publish your practices in the comment area to get your reviewers' comment.
And, when you are posting, you are leaving your colleagues a little bit of input. I wrote this article in my 52 Workshop for authors in The Creative Year: 52 Workshop for Workers.