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Rhythm and Time – Part 3: Dialogue

Rhythm and Time – Part 3: Dialogue 

You can read the rest of this series here: Part 1: Give Your Writing a Beat of Its Own Part 2: Add a Little Harmony with Adjectives It’s a good thing my mother never reads these columns, because I have to confess something that would make her question her child-raising abilities: I’m a shameless eavesdropper. […]

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Middles – Part 1: Mushy Middle Syndrome

Middles – Part 1: Mushy Middle Syndrome 

You can read the rest of the Story Structure series here: Part 1 – Story Structure: Beginnings Part 2 – Revisiting the Three-Act Structure Part 3 – In the Beginning… Writers worry a lot about our beginnings. We agonize over the sentences, paragraphs, pages that set up our stories. We know the beginning is the […]

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Story Structure – Part 3: In the Beginning…

Story Structure – Part 3: In the Beginning… 

You can find parts one and two of this series here: Part 1: Story Structure: Beginnings Part 2: Story Structure: Revisiting the Three-Act Structure In the Beginning… There is perhaps no other part of story or novel that the writer agonizes over more than the beginning. Oh sure, we think about the middle and the […]

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Story Structure – Part 2: Revisiting the Three-Act Structure

Story Structure – Part 2: Revisiting the Three-Act Structure 

A few weeks ago, I started my discussion of story structure with a post about inciting incidents and beginnings and where those first turning points should come in a story. I thought today I’d write about what to look for in the first act of a story with a classic three-act structure, but then I […]

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Story Structure – Part 1: Beginnings

Story Structure – Part 1: Beginnings 

Now that I’ve spent several weeks discussing protagonists, heroes, antagonists, and villains, let’s start putting those great characters to use. But first, there’s all that worldbuilding to be done—creatures to describe, magic to define, political structures to develop…And surely, your audience will need to know all of that for context, right? Yes and no. Yes, […]

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