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5 More Storytelling Rules

5 More Storytelling Rules

  1. What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?
  2. Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.
  3. Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.
  4. When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
  5. Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.

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