Friday, 7 March 2014

Getting it right from the word middle

Yet another entry to the Global Short Story Competition today illustrated perfectly the art of beginning a story.

As I have mentioned on previous blogs, no story begins at the beginning. What is important is the reader feels that they have walked in in the middle of something.

This story did just that, giving the reader the impression that they had to run to keep up, a powerful sensation and a good reason to keep reading.

John Dean

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