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Tip of the Day: For a first draft, start a story where you NEED to.

Any story, be it a novel, short story or flash fiction, is a slice of life. Your story won’t start right at the beginning. Saying that, if you are writing a first draft, write the story from the point you NEED to, just to get it onto paper or into the computer. Don’t worry if you are writing a scene that will likely be removed during the editing phase. Finding the right place to actually start a story is one of the most difficult tasks of developmental editing.

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