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Where to Enter Your Story

Think of your story as a river. Just like life, just like time, it's continually flowing by us; the lives of your characters, unless you're going for some epic David Copperfield-type deal, began some point before your story. You can choose to step into the river at any point; as a writer, you have that freedom. And just because you stepped in somewhere in your first draft doesn't mean that's the best place to have stepped in. (Read more »)

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