What is it called when a story starts at the end?
A frame story begins at the end, moves into a flashback to tell how the characters came to be where they are, and (eventually) joins back up where the story moved into the past. This technique is seen in Shelley’s Frankenstein and Wharton’s Ethan Frome. This has also been referred to as a story within a story.
Do writers plan their stories?
Some are pantsers: they just start writing and see where it’ll go. Some are plantsers: They might plan a few key details (the end, for sure, and maybe one or two key events) but then sit and write and let the story bring them to points A,B and C. There’s no right way…
What should a writer think about before writing?
Here are three things you might want to know before you begin writing:A Character. Stories are about characters, and before you begin, it’s good to have a deep understanding of your main character. Setting. If you have a deep understanding of your setting, it brings a quiet authority to your writing. An Image or Event.