From my writer’s notebook . . .

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Quoting from my journal:   “Start with a day that’s different. Begin your story that way. Put your character in a situation that is unusual for him. Get the reader curious. Make lots of conflict for your character. Help him to solve each problem, but in solving each one, a new and worse one appears until he has to make a sacrifice, which would seem to destroy him. But at the end, it turns out to be a choice whereby he  finds happiness along with a solution to his problem.”

4 comments on “From my writer’s notebook . . .

  1. ginger kemp pruett says:

    Finding happiness in the end is a good thing.


  2. dotlatjohn says:

    Good advice! Thanks for the reminder. Someone told me to run your character up a tree and then throw rocks at him.


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