The Best Way to Write a Story


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21 Responses to The Best Way to Write a Story

  1. Mitch years ago a wise management consultant (which is a rare combination), had us do an exercise that involved writing our own Obituary. This is best done when still young enough to change the final version. Great post!
    Brad James

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  2. smzang says:

    In my opinion, that is the best of the best!

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  3. trE says:

    Great advice, Mitch!

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  4. JEN Garrett says:

    I rarely start a draft of a story if I don’t know how it will end. As for life, well, I’m still working on that story. What a quotable post!

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  5. True wisdom here, Mitch! Love it! Thank you. 🙂

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  6. Niki Flow says:

    Excellent. Thank you Mitch. ♥.

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  7. toutparmoi says:

    Oh, so true. I’m a great believer in having an idea of where you want to get to before you start, otherwise you may wander up and down an awful lot of unproductive highways and byways before ending your journey.
    Mixing metaphors: Yes, it’s fun to sample the soup, but no-one wants to finish up in it.

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  8. Sean D. Layton says:

    I studied with a professional screenwriter years ago named Steve Geller and he always said that if you know how your story begins and you know how it ends, it’s a lot easier to create the middle to work toward the final outcome.

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  9. kakymc says:

    Love this! Wise advice.

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  10. Never thought of it that way before…???

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  11. Absolutely, nicely said!

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  12. So true, so true. HOWEVER. What advice might you have for someone who finds figuring out the very important endings to be the hardest part of writing the story? Or, let me put it this way… “Free story-starters! Get your free story-starters here, sale now, 5 for the price of 1!” Seriously, thanks Mitch for all of your posts!

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  13. RS says:

    Great post! Keep it up!

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