Formula for an Instant Story

Fill out this structure:

  • Once upon a time….
  • And every day ….
  • Until one day ….
  • And because of that ….
  • And because of that ….
  • Until Finally ….
  • Ever since that day ….
  • And the moral is….

And you've got your story.

It's from Chris Yeh.

3 comments on “Formula for an Instant Story
  • There’s also the Gary Provost Sentence method:

    Once upon a time, something happened to someone, and he decided that he would pursue a goal. So he devised a plan of action, and even though there were forces trying to stop him, he moved forward because there was a lot at stake. And just as things seemed as bad as they could get, he learned an important lesson, and when offered the prize he had sought so strenuously, he had to decide whether or not to take it, and in making that decision he satisfied a need that had been created by something in his past.

    http://mysterymuse.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/plotting-the-novel/

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