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In the Beginning—How to Start a Plot

Lecture no. 13 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

In the Beginning—How to Start a Plot

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Revisit beginnings. How do you get started with a story? In this lecture, Professor Hynes shifts from the techniques of plotting to offer several clear strategies for putting these techniques into action. He also provides invaluable advice about making choices on the page—and understanding the implications of those choices.

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