Jan, for the old minds like me, could you somehow post a brief synopsis on great beginnings, middles, and endings?
Just the basics of how to begin, fill in, and end a typical good story. If you could put it all together because I have trouble remembering it all. I want to write a good story, and I'm trying to remember how to make it all come together.
When I was teaching high school English, we used something called a "plot graph" to plot the important parts of a story. However, I'm not sure I could do a "brief synopsis"--the parts of that plot graph were the things that I taught all year
There's already a lesson here on "Great Beginnings"--http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=37921
But hoo boy, just about every lesson I've done has to do with the stuff that goes in the middle.
I have a very crazy week and weekend, and I'm not sure that I'll have a new lesson this week. But I'll try to come up with a lesson on that "plot graph" soon, and hope that it answers some of your questions.