Write that down. You will not succeed, if you don’t know what makes a story work.
Remember that. You will not succeed unless you learn the rules.
You will bore me. You will not succeed, if I’m disappointed in your story.
I will not finish reading. You will not succeed, if you don’t know the tricks of the storytelling trade.
If there’s even a tiny chance that you don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, then please take ten minutes to listen to Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty’s podcast “The Rules of Story” based on Lisa Cron’s book about what our brains crave in a story.
Learn more about this topic:
Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need
by Blake Snyder
by Robert McKee
Wired for Story
by Lisa Cron