Essential Writers Tip 9 – How to keep the story flowing to the end.


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Essential Writers Tips – Halt mid-sentence

When writing a story knowing when to halt mid-sentence is an excellent writing trick that helps you to pick up easily from where you stopped.

Resist the temptation to write the entire plot as it flows ceaselessly because there are days that your flow will probably come in trickles if they come at all.

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Naturally, our minds don’t like unfinished riddles and guessing games and this trick of interrupting your flow has the added advantage of keeping your mind at work on the plot even when you are at rest.

It gives you something to look forward to continuing the following day.

Over time, I’ve found that once I start writing a passage and leave it hanging without a closure, by the following day my thought patterns to that part has increased and I’ve possibly worked out the entire scenarios that should follow.

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    Yes, it’s another trick to make your mind keep your story turning over and over. Creating a focus in the subconscious. I tend to do this, and I know i dare not go anywhere without a notebook in my pocket, as my brain will keep sending ideas bubbling up to the surface.

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      I know what you mean. At the onset I had the same fears but found out that day’s would go by and I would be unable to pick up easily after writing down everything that I had to write. Once I started breaking my passages (especially for long stories) it was easier to beat the inertia and get into the flow. Give it a try and see how it works out.

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