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How to start a story in 5 steps

Go ahead, get on the clock: A veteran novelist and teacher offers you a proven 5-step plan for starting a piece of fiction. It works for beginners and experienced writers alike.

By John Smolens | Published: November 26, 2015

Flynn Meaney: Writers on Writing

“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: November 19, 2015