Writing BEGINNINGS for Short StoriesWriting BEGINNINGS for Short Stories2 years ago in Writing More Like This
I was wondering if you had any tips on starting a short story? Like for instance, I have the scene all laid out in my head, I know exactly what's going on and stuff, I just don't know how to begin without giving away too much info and then boring the reader. If that make any sense.
Tips on how to make a beginning...?
-- Why, yes I do!
The fastest way to start a story -- is NOT at the beginning.
Open the story within one page of Hero Meets Villain, (or Lover Meets Beloved) with the story already in progress. Action scenes and snappy dialogue are the best hooks for snaring your reader, but hints of Mysterious things yet to happen works well too. I also set the stage for the story about to begin with a few lines of Description so that the reader can SEE everything as it happens.
Here are some examples from my fan-fiction:
Opening to HERO (Naruto)
It was supposed to be a
Creating Fakemon, Game, and Region Guide!Looking for help to make Fakemon? Need a guide for Fakemon, but none are to be found, except this one? Well then you're stuck with me! >:3Creating Fakemon, Game, and Region Guide!2 years ago in Other More Like This
Just kidding, Welcome to....... Well, a Fakemon guide...
So I've seen a bunch of odd Fakemon across Deviantart, and
So I've decided to create a Guide for helping those of DeviantArt Create their own Fakemon!
You don't HAVE to do this, but if you choose to, that's awesome!
This only has a few tips on getting you started, but follow them and you can do the rest on your own with no problem!
(Note this guide if for those that want their Fakemon to be like nintendo's, and that this guide is still and always will be a working progress)
This will really help you get started with your Fakemon!
First of all look at all the starters Nintendo has made. Notice a pattern? No? How about this, look at the way their standing.
EVERY SINGLE STA