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Writing Tips

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Ellie By PrussianLion Updated Apr 01

Need help writing an opening, kissing scene or character's death? Maybe I can help with my research. Remember everybody has their own style of writing. I also take requests and questions are welcomed.

I want to thank user @onederstruck- for making my cover (^∇^)

dressed_in_raindrops dressed_in_raindrops Jun 17, 2016
Question: Is it okay to open the story with dialogue in fanfiction, since the character's personality is already established to the reader?
jcdwriter jcdwriter Jan 29
Well, if you decide to break this rule, the dream at the beginning can't be just a hook. It has to be an important part of your story that also advances the plot in some way.
Aqsa_Rahim Aqsa_Rahim Dec 06, 2016
the person is talking to herself or thinking.  can we start a story this way
MoonehWrites MoonehWrites Sep 02, 2016
If you're including a dream in the beginning for certain plot reasons, at LEAST let the reader know (italicize it, or some clue like that) so they won't feel tricked/cheated into reading your book.
                              But yeah, best to avoid it entirely, I think
jcdwriter jcdwriter Jan 29
You're first chapter (or, more importantly) your first sentence MUST hook the reader. If they're not hooked, they won't want to continue reading. Humor, action, and other things make good hooks.
jcdwriter jcdwriter Jan 29
Well, it's good to establish your protagonist's 'normal', but that normal has to be destroyed within the first or second chapter in order for your story to truly begin.