How to Build a Story in 20 Easy Steps (Guest Post by Author Toni Pike)…


Here’s a great post on the steps to building a story.

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  1. Surprise your readers with twists and turns, provided you keep heading towards that big climax.
  1. Add plenty of suspense, the feeling that something is about to happen, so that readers want to turn every page.
  1. Decide on the mood of the story, the way it makes the reader feel – sad or cheerful, scared or angry, despairing or hopeful.
  1. Choose the central question that the story will resolve.
  1. Hook readers with an opening surprise and then take your time to reel them in.
  1. Reveal the place, time, mood and point of view in the first chapter.
  1. At the 10% point, steer events in a particular direction so that the hero finds a goal.
  1. After the first 10%, let your hero start to explore their new goal.
  1. The climax of the first act is at the 25% point. Have a major event to push the hero in a new direction with…

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