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Explanation (All stories make a point)

All stories make a point beginning on Page 1, which means the reader needs to have an idea of what that point is from the get-go. It's like when your friend is rambling on about something that happened yesterday, and you nod and smile politely while a little voice in your head screams, okay, okay, but what's your point? Same with a story. If you zero in on your point before you begin writing, not only will your story be easier to craft, but you'll spend less time rewriting. If you know what your story's point is, it allows you to filter out everything that's irrelevant.

This is crucial because as far as the reader is concerned, everything in a story is there strictly on a need-to-know basis. If they didn't need to know it, you wouldn't bother telling them about it. They assume that everything you tell them will have a story consequence. So, if you include things they don't need to know, they are going to read meaning into it anyway, and it will inherently be the wro...

Explanation (All stories make a point)
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Explanation (All stories make a point) provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lisa Cron as part of the Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story

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