Good Sequel, Bad Sequel: What can writers learn?

I read an example of a good sequel and a bad sequel. Might be able to learn something here if you want to write a good sequel. In the bad sequel, the sequel was nothing but filler. The beginning, good. The last two chapters, shocking. The middle twenty chapters were just a lot of filler … Continue reading Good Sequel, Bad Sequel: What can writers learn?

Writing Fiction: How to Start a New Story

I've found writing advice on how to start a story to be very...general.

And, it's not because they are lazy or they just want to look legit. There is a very good reason they are being general (which not many of them actually address).

That is, there is no true method for you to write your story.

The only thing some experienced writer can do to give advice on how to start a new story is say how they start a new story.

I recently started a new story. So let me give me as an example on two ways you can start a new story.