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My notes for writing an effective storyline.
Single sentence of 25 words or less.
Tell only the most interesting thread of the story.
Do not reference more than two characters.
Reference the character(s) that must overcome the biggest obstacle, has the most significant paradox, severe contradiction in personal values and/or plays the strongest role in the story.
Unless it’s a famous character like Yoda, don’t use the characters’ name. Instead, provide a description using adjectives that evoke feelings of sympathy (e.g. vulnerable), places them outside the norm (e.g. telepathic), or both (e.q. disabled).
Omit anything that isn’t absolutely essential to leaving an impression compelling the reader to want more.
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An escort, desperate to pay for her upcoming wedding, is trapped in a box and tormented.
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A closer look at the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse, her family and, of course, her lovers.
There are lots talented people who make a career out of telling people how to write. I leave the dispensing of insight into creating believable characters, writing the perfect scene and selling your masterpiece to other clever folk. Here I share the notes I’ve taken on the process I personally follow. Mayhaps, you the reader will find it useful or offer some advise for refining the process. Either way, enjoy!
Fiction has five primary components which help you create an experience for your readers:
These are notes I’ve taken along the way, jotted down here for my own quick reference and perhaps the benefit of others as well.