Thursday, May 14, 2020
Making our Stories Better
I have a habit of copying writing tips and putting them in a folder on my desktop. I have lots and lots of tips.
Which is a good thing to do.
But I also have a habit of forgetting about them after putting them in the folder.
It's a good idea to go back and review all those tips you save. You'll be surprised at what you may have forgot.
I went here and read a post about How to Start a Novel. I found a couple of their ways interesting and applied one to one of my manuscripts.
I'd changed the beginning paragraphs of this story many times and I thought I had a good beginning.
It was pretty good, but now it is so much better. The 'Why is he doing that' prompt is the one that brought about my change.
I sent the new and old version to two of my critique partners, and they both liked the new version better.
So, my manuscript has a new and better beginning, and it is all because I kept reading blog posts and I kept reading tips.
I didn't quit. I kept trying to make my story better, which is what we all should do.
We should keep striving to make our stories better.
Don't be satisfied with a so-so story. Make it the best story you can make it.