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What are methods of making a great story?

  1. TheDailyMessenger profile image61
    TheDailyMessengerposted 5 years ago

    What are methods of making a great story?

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    pflorence2013posted 5 years ago

    Making a great story takes imagination.  Also having many different characters whose occupations and or struggles are unique.  I find when the protagonist is telling the story, it branches out more because it helps the story reach it's climax.

    1. TheDailyMessenger profile image61
      TheDailyMessengerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      pflorence2013,

      wow, thanks that has been great advice, very helpful. thank you.

      TDM

    2. profile image55
      pflorence2013posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I also just discovered through no fault of my own that it takes heartfelt thoughts from the writer, like windows to the soul.

    3. TheDailyMessenger profile image61
      TheDailyMessengerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand, what you mean, why not place your poem you wrote on the hubpages.

  3. TheDailyMessenger profile image61
    TheDailyMessengerposted 5 years ago

    Really,

    How so? may I ask? Oh and by-the-by, what kind of things do you write about?

    TDM

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      pflorence2013posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I write about my experiences that calms my emotions and settles my fears, like in a journal type fashion.  And, if you've ever seen the film "A Thousand Words", it explains my point actually, about the window to the soul from a poem I once wrote.

  4. accoffin profile image70
    accoffinposted 5 years ago

    There are a number of different elements, which are key when writing a story. Imagination is a major element, as is recognizing the reality of how the world functions.Many authors forget how people really respond when stressed. You want a character which the audience in some way can relate to. According to Aristotle the best protagonists are the most relatable, to the point that the audience actually begins to love this character. That being said, really develop them. Select occupations which match their personalities and relate to the issue they are face with. Think outside the box when selecting them and always aim to make a character multidimensional. 

    The next thing is the plot, which should be the result of both the setting and characters of the work. Develop it, play with it and feel free to torture the readers. By doing this they will keep reading. Finally always remember that writing from the heart is one of the greatest weapons you have. It's easier to write about something we hold close to us than far away.

 
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