Unfinished · 6:57am
Read these. what do they have in common?
Answer: They're not stories.
I've seen about 3 or 4 of these kind of entries in the past week. Half-a-stories. Beginnings of stories that the writers inexplicably consider and mark as "complete."
Basics, people. This is what a story looks like:
See that? Exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, descending action to a resolution. Every schoolchild is taught this, or was when I went to school. You need all these parts for it to be a story. The entries I listed here, and the others like them, do the exposition, get to the conflict and STOP.
That's not a story!
Please, authors, if you run out of ideas, we get it. If you get writer's block, we really get it. Leave it, delete it, put it on hiatus, let another writer finish it. But don't start a story, get to the part where you have to actually write what happens, go "idunno," and call it done.
Addendum: "Twilight verbs article nouns" has been updated with a second chapter. A marked improvement, as the second chapter gives some 'payoff' to what was set up in the first...