How Not To Start a Story

His alarm went off, waking him with a jolt. Don't start your story with some guy waking up to an alarm clock, or waking up at all, unless it is incredibly vital to your story. Like, there is actually an exciting reason for you to write about this guy waking up. [Insert dream sequence here].…Read more How Not To Start a Story

Finding Your Plot

When writing a story, one of the first things (after, maybe, character or setting) that you will consider is writing the plot of your story. I will say this once: YOUR PLOT IS NOT YOUR STORY. A professor of mine told it this way: the story is the list of the events; the plot is…Read more Finding Your Plot