Prompt 30 in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing prompts you develop a scene showing the end of what has been in your novel, memoir, screenplay thus far. Next comes the middle where the real struggle begins.
For some writers, you couldn't get to the end of the beginning scene quickly enough. You followed prompts 1- 6, creating scenes and developing characters and relationships, conflict and dramatic action, setting and theme. Then, about halfway through the beginning section of the prompts book, you found yourself flipping ahead, combining more than one prompt in a scene, skipping prompts and struggling to develop meaningful characters goals and create enough tension and find the exact right secondary characters and becoming more and more impatient to get to the exotic world of the middle.
Other writers found the beginning prompts wondrous places to linger as you introduced things as they are in the story world starting out. The nearer and nearer you came to Prompt 30 and this final beginning scene, the slower you wrote. You took time to research authentic details rather than write, you filled out the exercises in for the beginning section The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories.
However you find yourself here, celebrate your achievement. You have written an entire quarter of your story.
Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a more loving relationship with your writing. Whether writing a first draft or revising, if you falter wondering what comes next in a story with a plot, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing.
Today, I write.
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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