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I've been through a lot of things and I've decided to start writing a story about it. I've got the ideas jotted down, done some clustering and even drew a timeline. I'm kind of new at this, so I need help turning my ideas into a story. Please help. Thank you.

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The first step would be to organize the story.

Make a journal of ideas of the opening chapter, subplots, and conclusion.

Make a character profile list of your main characters.

This is physical description and likes and dislikes, and the history of the character. This is important to keep them real, and have the facts about them throughout.

Then begin to write. You can edit at anytime, change things around, delete, etc.

Join an Online writers workshop group. Google them and check them out, and join up. They are free.

The seasoned writers can help you and guide you.

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Jannie Balliett

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I am a published writer, Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing, specializing in novel writing, and creative writing. I can answer most any question concerning writing a book, plot and characterization, tighten the prose, and the editing process, and help advise with publishing and the requirements of obtaining a literary agent.

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I'm a published writer, freelancer, and Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing for my two Online writer workshops.

Organizations
Sisters In Crime Internet Chapter, The Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Brazos Writers Group.

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Writers Post Journal magazine, May 2006 issue, Augusr 2006 issue, Nov/December 2006 issue and soon in 2008, On A Whim, flash fiction anthology, offered in Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

Education/Credentials
Some college, creative writing, fiction writing

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I have numerous clients using my service through my editorial service and numerous members in my Online writer workshops.

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