Now that I’m starting to write fiction, I’m obsessed with writing a great story. Just what makes a story great? What separates mediocre from good to unforgettable?
Most of the writing guides I’ve looked at focus on mechanics: show versus tell, active versus passive voice, grammar and the like. All of these help writers string together their words in a way that is compelling, exciting and keeps the readers engaged. But they don’t address the issue of writing a great story.
Then I came across PJ Reece’s eBook Story Structure to Die For. This little book spells out the elements your story needs to make it great. Best of all, the eBook is free.
I know I’ll be referring to it as I write my own stories.