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In medias res - steps for starting stories from the middle

In medias res: 6 steps to start stories from the middle

  The Latin term in medias res literally means ‘in the midst of things’ and describes a story that skips exposition and starts with events already underway. Read further explanation of this term and 6 steps to make your own in medias res story opening strong: Step 1: Choose a pivotal, emotional scene for your in medias […]

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How to find story ideas

How to find story ideas: 15 easy methods

Story ideas lie waiting in the unlikeliest (as well as most obvious) places. You could find an idea for the next bestseller while channel-surfing (as The Hunger Games’ author did) or by actively hunting an idea worthy of your commitment and creative energy. Read 15 methods that will help you create a good list of book ideas: (more…)

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