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Offline Chibi-Xtreme

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Working out a plotline
« on: April 13, 2009, 09:07:33 PM »
Hi, it's me…your beloved Chibi-Xtreme. You probably remember me from my Disciples of the Sun forum. I have a general story writing question that I am sure everyone would like answered. I don't know how to unveil the main conflict in the story in the beginning. I need some good beginning tension  and rising action.

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 09:13:31 PM »
well you could start with one of 2 ways... this is just my opinion..

you could either start with a huge fight... straight away..

or you could start at the end of a fight a whole load of people dead on the floor with just one guy standing covered in blood... it's mysterious.. it like having a cliff hanger at the begining... a good writer keeps the read on his/hers toes..  flashbacks can be boring f you put them in at the wrongs times.. keep it gradual

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 10:36:35 PM »
Good idea for the VERY beginning, but I am also trying to reveal the main conflict, which is a civil war in a fantasy world, without giving it straight away.

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 04:56:24 PM »
well best way to reveal the whole conflict would be for it to be gradually explained to the main character during the story so the character and the audience learn at the same time.

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 09:53:57 PM »
Yeah! Thanks a lot!

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 06:09:38 PM »
You can add a scene for suspense at the beginning: a general picture of the fight scene after the fights, where you can see despair and sorrow. You could use it as a questionning pic so the reader would wonder what happened there and why.

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 11:03:19 AM »
Hey, I've written down 4 chapters of plotline which I will post soon. Thanks a lot guys! :D

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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 03:08:57 PM »
Hey, I've written down 4 chapters of plotline which I will post soon.
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Re: Working out a plotline
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 08:10:16 PM »
Done uno~!