hen I was in kindergarten, my teacher told us that if we didn't learn how to read by grade one, we would be behind. That. night, I begged my mom to teach me how to read, and ever since, I have been obsessed with stories.
According to my mom, I always wanted to be an author. She would find loose papers with half a story on them all around the house. One of the titles was "The Mystery of the Old Heart Museum".
But even though I was writing page after page of beginnings, I could never finish a story and never understood why.
Then a few things happened...
1. At twelve I attended a writing workshop with an author who said the words "an object could be anything"...
2. I got an idea for a novel series of my own
3. I started writing
I had a creative vision, but even though the idea was original, I still couldn't figure out where to put the story points in a way that kept the reader engaged and interested.
That's when I really started studying story structure.
Understanding the elements of story structure
Even though the idea was original, creative and unlike anything I'd ever read before, I still couldn't figure out
3. I started studying the story structure
The idea was original, creative,