How to Start a Story
- By rosemariebellomo2315
- On 18/08/2018
The starting point of every story is crucial. By starting your story too early, you will be risking boring the audience as they wait for an interesting thing to happen. If you start the story too late, on the other hand, you will end up boring the readers.
In most cases, the best start point is just before an unusual thing happens. The main character has definitely had a journey, and the audience will need to get some information from where he comes from.
In some cases, your beginning could be an ending meaning that it is the end of the old life of your characters and a beginning of their new life and a forward transition. In most selling stories, you probably have seen them begin with a character unaware of what is about to befall them, only to transition to the new life eventually. This is applicable to most stories and can be appropriate for yours whether you are writing your own life's story or that of another character.
The one event that brings on the hero or main character to their journey is referred to as the inciting event and happens to the hero. This is mostly not their choice. As a result, the natural reaction is trying to maintain things as they currently are. Most characters attend not to have as many options as they transition to the next life. If they do have options, they definitely stay unaware of them, until its late to seize them all. This is a clever way to keep your audience suspicious and wanting to keep reading your book to know what happens next. Click here for more guide.
As you start a story, note an incident that will impact the most on your on character leaving him or her with no choice but acting. The audience will be drawn to the story by the manner in which your character reacts to the situation. Remember that the character will have either to fight the situation or rise into it.
Many of people's reactions to negative situations is either denying its existence or hiding from it until they run out of options.
All reactions should make the audience naturally identify with the character, giving them one party to sympathize with or love than the other. The protagonist, however, should not just jump and shout claiming to do extraordinarily unreasonable things, as the audience might feel alienated. It should all be a journey systematically created
to capture the audience' attention. Eventually, you will have the main character taking a decisive action, and the story continues. Click on this site for more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/short-story-tips-_n_3947152.html.