marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

center of the story

All stories need outlines because otherwise they peter out in the middle. (sometimes they peter out in the outline, which is less frustrating.)

They often put out subplot sprouts and some complications in the writing.

Sometimes they extend themselves or need a reworking in some sections.

But this one is cheerfully multiplying incidents in the middle until I think half the story didn't appear in the outline.

sigh
Tags: grumbles, middles, outlining
Subscribe

  • child supers

    There is something in this world that exposure to makes some people powered. And there's enough exposure that you can do statistical analysis. The…

  • 'tis the voice of a child

    One complication of using a child as the point of view character is keeping not just the observations within the child's power to make, but the…

  • tale of a child

    There are fairy tales with child protagonists, of course. If you read up on them, there are even tales that start with child protagonists who are…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments