by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The new year has arrived. Many writers are launching into their latest ideas and reviving old ones. One of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when beginning a new story can be the opening. Where do you start? What does the audience need to know immediately and what can be revealed over... Continue Reading →
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.