The two types of story

10 Jun

As a writer of fiction there is something you have to learn about stories. There are two kinds.

1) The Request.

The request is exactly that, it asks to be written. You might get around to writing it eventually.

2) The Demand.

Again, exactly how it sounds. The demand won’t stand for any nonsense from you mere writers, it wants out of your head NOW or sooner and you just have to get it down onto paper or typed up that very second.


The sooner you learn about these differences, the better.

The Demand is a rare breed but when it happens, write it, don’t even think about resisting the urge.


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