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Add to the beginning.

If you are writing a structured poem or one that has to be of a certain length, such as a song, and you find you“re running the subject into the ground, add to the beginning, not the end. This will allow you to keep the climax of your story where it should be: at the end.

This might also work well with longer structured forms like the Sestina or Chant Royale.

 
Tip Origin: Peter Berryman

 
Status: Complete

 

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