Extended Archives: When a Story Meanders

If you want to captivate your readers, a good beginning is essential. Even more so, however, is the story needs to continue to hold them. When the plot meanders and wanders from place to place without much direction or motivation for the characters. When you look at each scene, consider what purpose it has for the overall story. While not every scene needs to drive the plot itself forward, they should contribute to the development of something. That includes characters and relationships.

In this extended episode of Slow Beginnings Ruin Stories, Leigh and Ley go further into how to identify and fix a story that meanders.

Original episode aired September 22, 2022.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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