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Writing a story? Topic: Best tips for writing a story
July 20, 2019 / By Flor
Question: I'm writing a really confusing story, and as i go along in the story and think about things, and how things are gonna be later on in the story...i confuse myself. I just confuse myself over and over every time i think about it....i need some tips and advice on what to do....keep organized....and stop confusing myself. so i can just WRite the story smoothly.
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Dale Dale | 10 days ago
If this is a story that you knew from the get-go was going to be a "confusing story," (which you probably didn't), and even if it wasn't, then you may be just in time to start an outline of it, and a timeline, and a list of characters and how they are related (even just friends or co-workers)... In other words, it may be time to get organized. Confusing stories often make great reading when they finally click together, so don't despair. Just begin to make lists as suggested above. If you don't know the end of the story yet, make an outline to the point you do know. This may lead you further on. Outline that as well. A list of characters and their relations and relationships should also help along those lines. If you are unsure of just who a character actually is, write out a full study of that character... background, likes and dislikes, everything you can think of. That may lead you further on, too. Then a timeline for the entire story as you know it now may help, even if the story only covers a month, week or day. That, too, may help lead you into your story, so that you can "write the story smoothly." I think you can do it, so I hope someone writes something to you that convinces you of the same. Luck--
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Blanch Blanch
I have the same problem as you. When I'm writing a story I write down the characteristics of the characters so I remember what they're like. I also write a short summary of the plot and I briefly summarize any twists in the story so I don't forget them. This also helps me to make sure I include everything I need to include in the story to make plot twists make sense.
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Ainsley Ainsley
Pick up a copy of Writer's Digest. This is the definitive magazine for 'all' writers whether well established or beginners. It is considered to be the writer's bible of information on how to write short stories to epic novels and poems. Lists of publishers are in this magazine along with info on who to look for and how to go about publishing your work. Tips on how to continue a storyline, develop characters and keep everything at your fingertips. Best source for all writers.
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Toney Toney
lol as a fellow writer i know exactly what you mean! What i do, is i have a scrapbook which i use to jot down absolutely everything i can about the story in mind, the characters, the settings, the plot, everything i can think of, sometimes i ever draw pictures of the scenes in my mind! But just haveing it all spread out before me to look back upon as i want to is a great help, rather then expect to have it all just spread out in my head lol
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Rayner Rayner
My advice to keep records on everything you can think of. Have a "main plot" file where you just have a paragraph that states the main plot. Have one for each sub plot. Have a file on each character: Name, Gender, Age, Personality, Appearace, History (even the annoying there-for-three-minute ones, if you can. Who knows, maybe you'll get another sub plot) Keep notes on everything. If it's in another world or time write down social occurances, events, and important people. Just keep LOTS of notes and LABLE THEM! =D
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Mattaniah Mattaniah
Ah, so many aspiring writers nowadays. My two cents, Keep writing. And eventually... what you claim to have confused you will be clear to you. Just give it some time. Good luck with your story.
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Joab Joab
Your story is yours, no one else can write it as well as you so just keep going and you will be surpriced
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