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Can’t Keep Up? 7 Brilliant Ways To Finish Your Story

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Today we have a special treat from Dr John Yeoman, PhD Creative Writing. He’s going to give us some ways to tackle one of the biggest problems plaguing writers—the inability to finish what we start.

*gets popcorn*

Take it away, John!

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Do you live in a world of unfinished stories? Across the year, you’ve jotted scraps here and there, stuck an opening scene beneath a flowerpot, a closing line in a shopping list and a great cameo incident… well, you’ve forgotten where it is now but it was awesome.

Join the Club of Interrupted Scribes

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You’re not alone.

We all know what happened when Coleridge was interrupted, when finishing Kubla Khan, by ‘a person from Porlock’. All that remains of his epic is an unfinished scrap.

More fragments, abandoned by…

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2 Responses to “Can’t Keep Up? 7 Brilliant Ways To Finish Your Story”

  1. noelleg44

    These are great suggestions -maybe because I’ve used some of them? I like the idea of keeping disparate story ideas on note cards.

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    • stuartaken

      I keep mine all on computer, in a file that grows almost daily! But my handwriting is so bad I’d qualify to be a doctor: even I can’t read it sometimes!

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