Episode 186 How to start your fantasy story

You have the world; how do you start stories

Episode 186 How to start your fantasy story

Today’s Topic Creating a fantasy story from a world

Question from Charles L. in the Facebook Undercroft Group Let to this great topic.

  1. I have characters – detailed, fun, and ready to go to work in my story
  2. I have a setting – A vibrant world of myth and monsters
  3. I have … scenes … maybe … but, here is my empty spot – I have no story.
  4. Does anyone have advice on how to get my people doing things in my world? Why can I not get a plot outlined?

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The bigger benefit for me was increased focus.  It was another major issue of mine.  However, that is a story for a different day.

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Podcast Show Flow

  • Our lies
    • I have never written fictional stories
    • My stories are no good
    • Who am I
    • Let me learn about …
    • My world is not ready
    • After this next level
    • I need to wash my hair
  • Ask yourself
    • Is this something you really need to do?
    • Would you want to do it if no one ever read it? If you knew it was never going to be published
    • Writer’s write. Write first draft stories until you have one that speaks to you
  • F Tactics, F acts just tell a story
    • Start with 2 characters,
    • A conflict
    • Write out a resolution to the conflict
    • You are done! You have a story
  • Read the story
    • Edit it, make notes on what you think it is missing
    • Fill in the holes
  • Share the story with a friend like Michael. Someone who will not BS you.
    • Have them give you feedback
    • Add in more words, add in more
    • Edit it
  • You have now written a story that will start to resemble a finished story! (a couple of drafts done)

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The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Write a first draft story, ignore word count, ignore

2 characters, one area for setting

The Real-world Task for the Day

Go back to episode 142 turn story into a long form story idea

 

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