Story arcs made simple! Plus, how I wrote my first book.

Here at HQ (aka The Palace) I’ve been thinking about narrative arcs. Story arcs. Those things what you hang a story on… Pesky, aren’t they? Exposition Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution My friend refers to stories with saggy arcs as ‘souffle stories’. They sink in the middle. Nice! Here’s my simile: Writing fiction is like skiing. The…

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Story arcs made simple!

Here at Duck Pond headquarters (aka The Palace) I’ve been thinking about narrative arcs. Story arcs. Those things what you hang a story on… They’re pesky, aren’t they? Exposition Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution They are supposed to look like this:  But more often they look like this: My friend (who writes superb fiction) refers…

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