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JJ Barnes

JJ Barnes writes about parenting, feminism, current affairs and writing

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How To Develop Your Plot – writing advice and tips

We were asked a question by viewer Gareth Shelley. He wanted to know how you develop the plot of your story, and whether you should start by writing the ending of your book, then building up towards it.

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What is the “Inciting Incident” – writing and story structure advice

I’m going to explain what the “Inciting Incident” is in your story, where to put it, what it’s used for, and how to write it. I’ll be referencing the film The Matrix as an example of a really well written inciting incident.

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The First Piece Of Advice That I Give To Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

When you’re a writer, people will often tell you that they too want to write a book. They have ideas, maybe a character or a concept, but they’re just not sure how to start it. And I always give them the same piece of advice.