The rule is that you have to post one quote a day and tag three people in one post.
That is what I will do! 🙂 But first, let me share a quote.
‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’
–Alice in Wonderland
This one of my favorite quotes of all time. It’s from Alice’s trail in Wonderland and it hits the nail on the head so well! As writer’s (or just humans in general) we like to talk and tell others what has happened in our everyday lives. But was all share the same problem (from time to time at least), we tend to have trouble deciding where we start a story or when to end it. The latter is often a bigger problem in everyday life while where to start is one common problem in the writing world.
I don’t have a magically cure all, but I can tell you this, start at the beginning. I know what you are thinking – oh that’s just SO helpful Steph. But really, do it. Think of your main story. Say your character has to go get milk from the store and on the way she gets kidnapped. Should you start with the day she was born or with her getting out of bed wishing for an adventurous life? Which did you pick? I would totally read the beginning with her getting out of bed and wishing for an adventurous life; and, as she gets the milk for her cereal she finds out that is all lumpy and … This could go on and on, but do you get a little bit of what I was saying.
That was just a very broad blurb about beginnings. Endings are often the ‘fun stuff’ and almost everyone loves to write them (but readers often hate them! No one wants things to end.) But that is for another blog post. I’ll have one on endings soon enough! 🙂
Well, no challenge is complete without challenging others! So, per the rules, I have to tag three other bloggers. Here it goes!
I picked you guys out since I really enjoy your blogs and I can’t wait to see which quotes you guys (well, I should say ladies!) pick out!
Until next time…