Typically, a journey has a destination.

To reach this destination there could be any number of byways, back alleys, dead ends, highways, straight streets, winding country roads, dirt tracks, one-way streets and hiking treks from which to choose.

Sometimes, the chosen route is straight forward. Sometimes, the chosen route is tedious.

So, too, a story has a destination. So, too, there are many ways a story can develop as the author steers it to its conclusion.

So, which way works best?

The answer lies with the reader. If the story flows and if the reader can follow this flow (without being distracted by errors of plot, story, characterization, grammar, or spelling) then the author has chosen the best way.

Until next time, Jo

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