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5 Things To Do In Your Story’s First Act – From the Maltese Tiger blog.


When I started writing fiction I had no idea what I was doing. The stories I produced were what I like to call amoebas. They were amorphous blobs with no structure and very little plot. My stories were basically daydreams that I transcribed onto paper.

I soon realized that my writing sucked. What I couldn’t tell you, at the time, was why it sucked. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong, and man was that frustrating!

In truth, there was a LOT I was doing wrong, but learning the three-act structure was my first step towards recognizing my shortcomings as a writer.

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