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Lee Strauss By LeeStrauss Completed

 Crafting a good story is hard.

You need a hooky idea, a cast of characters, and a plot. You need three acts, an inciting incident, a midpoint reversal and a terrific climax. Also character arc and story arc. Setting, conflict, tension.

And the list goes on.

The whole thing could be overwhelming to a beginning writer, and even for those of us who have been writing for a long time. We are all constantly learning how to keep getting better.

Good thing writing stories is so much fun!!

In the following chapters I'm going to share tips on things I've learned along the way. If you're not familiar with my work, I refer often CLOCKWISE, about a teen time traveler who accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.

I'll also refer to a few of my young adult novels, including dystopian romance PERCEPTION (written as Lee Strauss) about a Genetically Altered Person who needs the help of a natural to find her missing brother, and PLAYING WITH MATCHES: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germ...

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multi_fandom_works multi_fandom_works Feb 21, 2018
I am finding that crafting a good story is hard for me now a days then its ever been just because I was away from it so a long time.
piodalcin piodalcin Aug 03, 2017
I just started my first thriller "Each one teach one" I'dlove to hear your opinion on it
TheGreekestofYogurt TheGreekestofYogurt May 04, 2017
For my book the first thing I have in my prologue is the death of two characters. •_•
multi_fandom_works multi_fandom_works Feb 22, 2018
IDK what my idea's are going to be, but I'm excited to see what I can come up with. :)
bliddy_pebbledash bliddy_pebbledash Jul 07, 2017
Honestly, I feel like so many talented writers get left behind by Wattpad. It's sad to see.
Gorgeousgirl27 Gorgeousgirl27 Jul 14, 2016
I know.. I had a story but I didn't know how to improve it, to make it better and I delete it. Now I have two ideas and I want to combine them and to make a book. I will write it  in romanian first and maybe, in the future, I will translate it into english. 💜💜