How to Focus on Your Story’s DNA – From the Writers in the Storm Blog


How to Focus on Your Story’s DNA

Though we are a very cohesive group here at Writers in the Storm, we are split down the middle in writing style. Laura and Fae write their stories in a linear fashion while Julie and I quilt ours together scene by scene. The linear approach kills my stories, but story quilting lets me focus on my story’s DNA. I firmly believe, whether you are a plotter or a pantser, it’s your story’s DNA that gets you through to “The End.”

DNA is probably the most famous molecule on earth, but what is it really? There are tons of dense biological explanations, but I like this one when it comes to story DNA:

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