Posted by: nancyisanders | February 14, 2013

The First Change

Every story starts with a beginning. If you are writing a story that is structured using a story arc, the beginning is where you introduce your main character and the main character’s problem. The next part of the story is the middle. By learning how to transition from the beginning to the middle effectively, you can write a story that will keep your reader turning the page to find out how your main character handles his problem. Whether your reader is a three-year-old hugging her favorite teddy bear or an editor rushing through her pile of submissions looking for the next great manuscript, crafting a significant change at this point of the story arc increases the emotional attachment she’ll have in your story.

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