change - ending and starting
by C. P. Caraway
(WA, US of NA)
Question: I have many, many Ideas on what to write about, but what has stopped me is when to stop and how to begin somewhere else in an engaging fashion. could you explain to me this phenomena?Answer:
Try to think about writing events. Events are changes. Someone starts to do something, runs into problems, is forced to make a choice, and as a result must head in a new direction.
Effort --> Conflict --> choice/action --> resolution
Sometimes something happens that kickstarts this process. For example, a bomb goes off, the mother-in-law arrives, a child drops his ball. That causes people to react (that's the effort).
Once an event has resolved itself, that's when you can start the cycle somewhere else and describe a new event.
Each event is distinct, even though events are linked to each other in a cause and effect chain. Multiple plot lines mean multiple chains interwoven.
Hope that helps.