Beginning, Middle, and End.
Okay, but what makes up those three pieces?
We can’t simply write:
- Beginning: She opened up the store each morning.
- Middle: She sold groceries all day.
- End: She closed the store at night.
No one would buy that story because it’s not a story.
What is the truth about the 3 story parts?
Once again, better writers than I prevail. Thanks to Michaelbrent Collings.over at The Creative Penn for sharing the solution by author
In his post, Mr. Collings breaks down the three parts of a story and how to apply them in very simple terms. So simple even I got it. LOL
Beginning: Starts with a wish/dream for something or someone.
- Excuses Protagonist gives for not reaching for the dream.
- Until something happens to turn the wish into a desire.
Middle: The Desire
- Make a TO-DO list to help achieve the desire.
- What tools, help, actions will Protagonist need to get said desire.
End: The Achievement
- Protagonist either gets or doesn’t get heart’s desire.
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Did you learn anything new about story structure?
Did you find he simplified the writing process a bit?
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