Writing a story

by alexandria

Hello there I'm a 12 year old girl who wants to become an author. Right now I'm in the process of writing a book but I think I could add more things to it but I just don't know what to add. My story pertains supernatural beings and action as well as romance do you think you could give me some advice?

thank you :)

Answer: First, congratulations on finding the courage and inspiration to take on a big project like writing a book!

Second, the key is to figure out the core or spine of your story. Once you know that, you will be able to feel whether something needs to be added to express that story, or if something needs to be cut because it doesn't fit the story you're telling.

I recommend you take a look at this article on the 8 basic plot elements. It will help you get clear on what story you are telling.


Best of luck.

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