How Do Good Stories Get Made?

Check out this helpful post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how good stories get made.

Meg Dowell

How do good stories get made?

How does a rough, disjointed, basically unpublishable story become one of the best-selling, highest-grossing, most memorable stories of all time?

It doesn’t happen overnight. And it doesn’t happen for everyone who sits down to write the words woven into their soul. Someone who has never written before can’t lock themselves in a room and come out a month later with A New Hope or an Infinity War or a Fellowship of the Ring.

The hardest part about deciding you’re going to write something is accepting that there are steps and hurdles and repetitive, tedious strokes everyone must endure before they can hand someone else something they’ve written and call it “good.”

It takes strength. Patience. Time. And,  of course, skill. Anyone can do it. Some of those who attempt might actually produce something the world will cherish for centuries to come.

This is what…

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