Are you struggling with a passage that you know is good, important, but it's just not right? Either it's confusing, or lacks punch?
What goes before is vital to the proper appreciation of the now.
If your scene--or the whole plot--is confusing, write a step-by-step of what happened before that first sentence. Just like a newspaper story, detail when, why, how and were, or time, reason, manner and place.
Once you're gotten a firm foundation for the muddled scene or story, you'll have clearer vision for how to begin.
Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing
wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular
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