5 Misconceptions About Your Story’s Normal World

Today, I’m guest posting on Kristen Lamb’s blog, with a post on “5 Misconceptions About Your Story’s ‘Normal World’.” Here’s an excerpt:

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding StoryWriters sometime balk at the idea of beginning a story with the character’s normal world. Isn’t that kind of starting before the story? Won’t readers be bored if they have to wade through all that normalcy before the character’s adventure really starts? How in tarnation are we supposed to be able to open with a hook if we also have to show the character in his workaday life?

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.

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