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Writing 105

Now that you can write a scene without being completely boring you can start writing a story. Now before you get excited I will tell you now this will not be a story you will finish. You are still building up your writing muscles. But let us start with a character in a place doing something. I don't care who they are or where they are or what they are doing. You don't have to figure out the story yet because what they are doing should lead to the story.

Here is an example of what I mean.

The man broke up the pieces of bread to feed to the ducks. They swam up to him in a feathery crowd.

Now ask these questions:

Why are they there?

Why are they doing what they are doing?

He looked up when his ex wife approached. She jogged down the path. Oblivious to the world around her as she had her headphones in. He knew she wouldn't see him but he needed to see her for one last time.

You can also ask things like where they are going next or where they came from. But I find the why is the strongest.

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