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Questions for writers:

When can you tell you have a good concept for a story? Is there a feeling associated with it, an inkling, or are good ideas only wrought with a lot of massaging and sweat?

How do you narrow the scope of a story and choose what to focus on? I have the urge to yield to every clever tangent, and then get lost second guessing myself following various threads, and ultimately feel powerless to web everthing together coherently.
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If I think of something that makes me laugh, I think it's good enough to turn into a story. Also I always start with a clear ending in mind, sometimes even writing the ending before anything else. It helps keep the story focused in that everything has to build towards the ending that's already there.
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The story itself isn't that important in my opinion. What you do with it is. Everybody can come up with good stories, that doesn't mean that they're gonna write a good book.
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