Story Arc ExplainedStory Arc Explained3 days ago in Writing More Like This
In every writing community, terms like "plot" and "development" and "arc" are constantly thrown around, and everyone expects everyone else to know what they mean without ever clearly defining them. Sure, vague advice about the importance of character development and story structure are great and all, but how do you actually do it? Aside from style and grammar, what are the mechanics behind a well-told story?
What does a good story look like?
The answer is surprisingly simple. Not easy, but simple. Every good story does one thing well: it asks a question, deliberates it, then answers it. This provides a framework of three acts that create what's called dramatic tension.
Here are some examples of what this looks like:
The Little Mermaid
Act one: Will Ariel become human so she can be with the man she loves?
The Main Writing Class: Lesson Sixteen BeginningsThe Main Writing Class: Lesson Sixteen2 days ago in Writing More Like This
When you're writing the first draft of your story, you don't need to worry too much about how good the beginning is. You don't need to think about grabbing your readers' attention; you just need to capture your own.
Eventually, though, you will need to worry about how your story starts. This will probably be when you're revising your first draft.
Here are a few things to think about:
Does my beginning make me want to read more?
Does it fit with the rest of the story? Does it make sense with the ending?
Is there anything that I want to change?
Is there anything that I definitely want to keep?
The beginning that you start out with probably won't be the one you end up keeping. Let's say that you want to write a story about a girl who finds out that she is magical. At some point while you're writing, you start to spend more and more time
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