What part of a story do you find the trickiest?
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I’m trying to get a story into shape for a fiction blog hop on the 26th August, (see the yellow badge on the sidebar).
I have a beginning and an end, but it’s the middle that’s giving me trouble.
The middle. That area containing all the critical parts of a story – heart and lungs all wrapped around with a supportive structure.
Trouble is, there’s some flab that needs to be trimmed off to give it that svelte, streamlined physique that allows the reader to travel effortlessly from the beginning to the end.
Whilst at the same time not removing that crucial pound of flesh that keeps it alive.
(And, because it is the Summer holidays, also trying to reach my keyboard around the small person who’s just climbed onto my lap and started talking at me!)
How do you keep your stories in shape?