11 January 2013

Creating Relationship in Stories

Two common queries when a story starts out too slowly and drags.

"When is something going to happen?"
"When do we get to the good part?"

Something happens and the good part are when the protagonist reacts or acts in relationship to another. Prompt #4 begins the protagonist's relationship with conflict. Prompt #5 begins the romance plot. Something happens and the good part start in the story.

Today, I write.

I'm taking a survey on Twitter and Facebook  (my apologies for not opening the comments section here, too. I get too much spam and don't have the time to monitor the responses).

Fiction Writers Survey
Do you:
1) love
2) like
3) hate to write? (not the rest of a writers life editing, submitting, etc. Simply your relationship with your writing)

Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a lively relationship with your writing. If you falter, wondering what comes next or what to write next in your story, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing for that spot in a story with a plot.

Today, I write.

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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. This book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. The book also helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day, with brand-new imaginative prompts for how to write a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot. 

Join me here everyday as together we write our stories from page one and through all the prompts to the very end.

To familiarize yourself with the basic plot terms used here and in the PW Book of Prompts:
1) Watch the plot playlists on the Plot Whisperer Youtube channel.
2) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
3) Fill out the exercises in The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
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