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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    Hey guys!
    Any tips on how to make a story longer, like long enough to publish etc? I would really appreciate ANY advice! Thanks!
    -unikyky25

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    You could have a chapter in the present, and the next chapter in that characters past, like a flashback. But, if it’s super important and needs to be told directly before something in the present happens, start a new paragraph as a flashback or a memory

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    STOP! You have to take a break from writing, and plan the rest of the story. I know sometimes that may feel boring and useless but it helps. Other times, you’ll actually find it’s really fun thinking up the possibilities

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    You should keep a book of inspo like me. Just have a small notebook with you at all times(excpet when you shower, unless it’s waterproof paper. There’s such thing!) and write down the idea. When you have time, go back to what you wrote and figure out the rest of the story. If you can only think of the beginning, try mixing two of your ideas.

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    Just write the way you would with a novel, but include the year at the top of the page and write they’ve travelled in time when you want them to time travel

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    I know right? Firstly, don’t store them in your head and only your head. If they come at the same time, get a piece of paper and write them all down. If they come separately, have a book of inspo with you daily. Just find a small notebook to store your ideas in. Later, when you have time, read over your ideas and plan the stories you’d make out of them one by one. If you can’t think of a story for it, them mix two ideas or include that idea as a subplot in another of your stories.

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    luvbooks4evr

    Jul 7, 2019

    Usually, an idea pops up for me and later when I have time, I’ll plan the rest. I sometimes don’t get anything out of it but if I do, it’s cause it just came to me. You can’t really force ideas otherwise they aren’t as good as their potential to be. You just kinda have to wait and see.

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    I have a LOT of notebooks, and at least one of them comes with me everyehere. Who knows where you might get inspiration from, right?
    When I get an idea, I call it a “Ding-ding” (I know, it sounds babyish, but I thought of it with my sister when we were, like, 7 or something). So yeah, I have lots of Ding-Ding Notebooks, as they are called! 😀

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    I hate when people start their story like this “It was a lovely spring morning, and Jeff woke up to birds chirping outside of his window. Jeff was a short boy with blonde hair and blue eyes, and he loved to ride his bike.” SHUDDER!!!!!

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    unikyky25

    Oct 10, 2019

    Definitely write things down! Whatever comes to mind: a little sentence fragment; a character idea; something funny someone said; a story idea; ANYTHING AT ALL could be used for a story. What helps then is to kind of organise them into genres or sort them so that some can go together and stuff…if that makes sense. I had a whole bunch of ideas that were kinda overwhelming me, but I took a look at everything I had written down regarding these ideas and I realised they could all fit into one BIG idea, which totally helped.
    Anyways, I don’t know if any of that made sense but I hope it helps!!!

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