marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

beginnings, endings, and middles

Noodling about with a story, I devised a backstory for a charm one character carries.

Shortly after, I realized that I could make them the villains responsible for the problem that the story leads up to, and the climax.  (And give one character a wisecrack at the end.)

But only as I worked through the middle in the outline did it dawn on me that therefore, they had to be in the middle.

Hmmm. . . ruins of their past disasters.  Perhaps someone recognizing the charm. . . 
Tags: backstory, heroes and villains, middles, story structure

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