Today is the fifth Tuesday of the month, which means that my answer to this heartfelt letter is available exclusively to my Patreon patrons.
You're asking me about how, but my questions back to you are about why. If you can grab hold of why you're focusing on writing original fiction and confirm that you really do want to be doing it, a lot of these pieces will fall into place.
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One of the keys to making any narration style work is a firm sense of who's telling the story.
What I don't recommend is beginning at the beginning. Since you need an ending to work toward, begin with that ending.
My immediate question is, what do the characters want that isn't sex? I don't mean instead of, but in addition to.
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