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Writing BEGINNINGS for Short Stories
---------Original Message---------
I was wondering if you had any tips on starting a short story? Like for instance, I have the scene all laid out in my head, I know exactly what's going on and stuff, I just don't know how to begin without giving away too much info and then boring the reader. If that make any sense.
-- Thanks

Tips on how to make a Beginning...?
-- Why, yes I do!
The fastest way to start a story -- is NOT at the beginning.
Open the story within one page of Hero Meets Villain, (or Lover Meets Beloved) with the story already in progress. Action scenes and snappy dialogue are the best hooks for snaring your reader, but hints of mysterious things yet to happen works well too. I also set the stage for the story about to begin with a few lines of Description so that the reader can SEE everything as it happens.
Here are some examples from my fan-fiction:
Opening to HERO (Naruto)
It was supposed to be a simple support and medical ai
:iconookamikasumi:OokamiKasumi 195 27
Pose study by Kate-FoX Pose study :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 20,506 861 Vintage by JenniferHealy Vintage :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 8,463 483 Sleeping Demon and Dreamy Angel by Candra Sleeping Demon and Dreamy Angel :iconcandra:Candra 6,871 256 Cover2 by nakiringo Cover2 :iconnakiringo:nakiringo 1,618 32 Ms. Nessbit by ShimmeringAbyss Ms. Nessbit :iconshimmeringabyss:ShimmeringAbyss 1,191 218 Dress Me Up Game by KyouKaraa Dress Me Up Game :iconkyoukaraa:KyouKaraa 972 199 Shading styles by mariiiis-dolls Shading styles :iconmariiiis-dolls:mariiiis-dolls 561 16 Grunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-R Grunge Brushes 3 :iconkeren-r:KeReN-R 4,202 620 W.i.t.c.h. guardian maker by Hapuriainen W.i.t.c.h. guardian maker :iconhapuriainen:Hapuriainen 7,183 1,802
Glee-You're a gLeek if you...
You know you're a gLeek if you....
-have a crush on every cast member, including "gay kid"
-have dreams that relate to glee
-stalk (okay, follow) members of the cast on twitter
-re-tell every detail of every episode to your friends, every day
-buy clothes that look like the costumes of characters on the show
-draw a lot of fan art for glee
-get mad and send hate mail to people who don't like glee
-automatically feel happy everytime someone says that word, "glee"
-tried to get into your school's glee club as soon as you saw the first episode
-tried to start a glee club at your school as soon as you saw the first episode
-are terrified glee will go off the air
-write angry letters to doll companies asking why they don't make glee dolls
-try to convince yourself that you look like one of the characters
-often open your eyes really wide at people, trying to look like Emma Pillsburry
-downloaded all the songs from the glee episodes, plus got the CD
-got a lot of corny glee merchandise
:iconheadymcdodd:HeadyMcDodd 67 144
Game - Japanese Fashion by einlee Game - Japanese Fashion :iconeinlee:einlee 12,512 1,283 Cry My Masks by RazorHunter257 Cry My Masks :iconrazorhunter257:RazorHunter257 1 1 Rainbow Connection by Blush-Art Rainbow Connection :iconblush-art:Blush-Art 1,498 90 Peaceful Times II by onixa Peaceful Times II :icononixa:onixa 365 23 Field of Dandelions by tooaya Field of Dandelions :icontooaya:tooaya 1,601 169



Francesca Proietti
Current Residence: Rome^^
Favourite genre of music: All music
Favourite style of art: Manga style. I'd like to learn other things...
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: I-Tunes
Favourite cartoon character: Yukino Myazawa from Karekano!


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Neko-Vi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the watch! ^^
HeadyMcDodd Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave!
fallenfallacy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely gallery. <3
Lina01 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
thanks for the fav :hug: ^_^!!
Outlanders Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Student Artist
Thx for the Fav cuginetta XD
SozokuReed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the friends add!
WhiteTrashBeautiful Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
:wave: hello random deviant!!

is an Anime Artist
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is a deviant since Jan 25, 2005, 4:06 AM
has 600 pageviews :w00t:! :)
is located in Italy
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Smilomaniac Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Aren't you comming back again? =/
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