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Exciting story scenes

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When we are thinking about stories, sometimes it helps to imagine a BIG moment in the story first—a big, juicy, tense scene.

A LIFE-THREATENING CHASE

A CALL TO ARMS
(which is a speech that calls characters to action and confrontation!)

A BETRAYAL

Such scenes (and there are many kinds) will immediately help to expand the story and its characters.  Such a scene could come in the middle of the story, or at the end.  We don’t need to write stories from beginning to end.  We can write stories in pieces, and writing a piece about an unexpected betrayal, for example, can get a whole story moving briskly.

New idea:  Consider starting story work with an intense moment of conflict or chaos.  Get the arrows flying and the fist pounding on the lectern the minute you sit down to write!

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