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    Topic Sentence, or What's Your Plot?

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by sorites, Jul 1, 2009.

    Here's a fun little exercise for anyone writing a story. Here's how it works:

    Just fill in the blanks with your own story details, like so:

    Try it!

    From: http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com/1308.html
     
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    Hmm sounds fun.

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    Very helpful!
     
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    I'm not sure why this got moved. =/ It's not a word game. It's a writing exercise meant to help you develop a focused plot. If you can't summarize the plot of your novel in a single sentence like this, chances are it's too unfocused and may be confusing to the reader (and it might be more difficult to write too).
     
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    Word Games on this site range from silly pastimes to thought-provoking quick writing exercises.

    In general, new threads that operate as interactive or serial exercises get moved to Word Games, to keep the focus in Writing Issues on discussion topics.
     
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