Building the Plot Structure That Best Fits a Story

Choosing how to tell a story is at the core of being a novelist. Not every story is told in a purely chronological fashion. In fact, very few are. Almost every story contains flashbacks or backstories. Many stories contain foreshadowing or hints at what may happen in the future. Editor Helga Schier explains how to choose a plot structure that works well for your story. Page one, she says, doesn’t need to begin your chronological story and the last page doesn’t need to be the chronological end...
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