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Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story

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Moving to Lake Chapala Mexico

Thinking about moving to Lake Chapala Mexico? This is the place to be. In the video below we are going to tell you how you can, and why you might take a good look at it.

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We are going to help you with your views, or insights, your questions about moving to Lake Chapala Mexico by showing you in these videos the ends and outs.

We will talk about the cost of living. We will show you the beauty of the town. We will show you the lake and its history. We will show you how far a US Dollar goes. We will show you where to eat, where to get a hotel or Air BnB and more.

I’m Bill the Geek. I have lived in Lake Chapala for 3 years. I lived in Puerto Vallarta for 10 years and in Guadalajara for 2 years. All of this was a wonderful experience in each and every place. But each of these cities I found to be a totally different experience. Each of these locations give you a totally different life style.

So, please take a look at this video series, “Moving to Lake Chapala Mexico,” and I hope you can see with the videos, the drone shots, the views of the lake, and see if this lifestyle is something that will be good for you.

Also, in these videos, we go into detail about the value of the peso. What cost what. Though many people think about moving to Lake Chapala as a retirement situation, I encourage younger people that are working online to consider this as a life time move that will make them happy beyond their dreams.

I’m Bill the Geek, welcome to Lake Chapala Mexico. We will have many more videos about living in this area, also, many other locations and historical facts that will blow your mind.


Introduction to Writing the Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

Thanks for visiting. I’m Bill the Geek, Bill Dallas Lewis. I am a Dartmouth College Graduate and I have been writing for a living for about 40 years. Currently I live in Lake Chapala, Mexico. This place is about sixty miles from Guadalajara.

I earn all of my money on line. I do zero business in Mexico and I have lived here for close to 15 years.

I have about 200 books that I sell on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other sales channels around the world. I use the methods that I write about below in all of my creations. I write fiction and non fiction. I have many pen names.

To earn money, most of what I do involves Search Engine Optimization. In the land of the internet, many people call this SEO. And, when people talk about SEO, they usually think about Google, but SEO also applies to selling books on line. I teach SEO to people all over the world as well as Web design. I also teach people how to write and sell their works on Amazon. Send me a message for a private class, you can be anywhere in the world.

But all of that started with writing the beginning, middle and end of a story.

When I started writing years ago, this was one the first books I read about writing.  It’s about writing movies, but more so it’s about writing a great story.  The beginning, the middle and the end, developing characters, and moving the story along.

If you are serious about learning to write, this book will take you a long way.  You can buy it on Amazon, it has great reviews.  Click here to view it on Amazon.  It only $9.99.


Writing The The Beginning Middle and End of a Story

Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story. Humans have been making up, and telling stories since there were only 2 people on the planet. They didn’t have T.V.´s or cell phones, so they had to have some way to entertain themselves and the other humans around them. Instead of Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story, they would tell stories with words from their mouths.

Adobe Photoshop CC, Kerning, Leading and TrackingThink about a group of cave people with no electricity and nothing to do. None of these people went to Harvard or Stanford and the fact of the matter is the least likely of the group would come up with the best stories and go on to be the leader of the group.

The moral of what I have said thus far is, “A good story is a good story. You can be poor, uneducated, illiterate, blind, deaf and 99 years old and still have the talent within you to tell an excellent story that will keep people’s attention, make them laugh, cry, and feel unbelievable joy or sorrow.  So any one can be good at Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

Throughout time, how a story is told has been recorded and organized by the people at Harvard and Stanford. Many of these people are very snotty, rude and opinionated and would not agree with anything that I have to say, but they are not here, so I will continue.

Throughout time, stories have been broken down into Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3. Often stories haven’t been broken down into Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. You can go back to the Nubians of Africa, the Greeks, the Romans, even the Bible and humans writing the beginning, middle and end of a story. All over the world, by some mysterious fashion, stories created and shared have 3 parts.  Sounds like Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

Now, even more stories have been shared just using one part. But those are the boring stories that no one liked to listen to. The humans that created them were shunned. They were considered to be boring people and no one ever recorded, wrote down, notated, ideas that came from their heads or mouths. Why? IT WAS BORING!

How I tend to Write

I tend to use a screen play model to write my stories. A screen play is the text for a movie with all the characters talking, the environments described, as well as the action being seen ( or lack of action).

I set things up with Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

A screen play is ( on average and of course they deviate ) 120 pages long with one page being one minute of film time. When you break down the beginning, middle and end of a story into 120 screen play pages, that would mean:

30 minute Beginning, 30 pages

60 minute Middle, 60 pages

30 minute End, 30 pages

They Ya Go!

When amWriting The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story, I start of course, with the beginning (actually that’s not true, I write the end first).  For my beginning, I always like to have something exciting happen right at the very start. If you watch “Law and Order,” the television series, it never fails at the beginning of every show someone is found dead in the first ONE MINUTE of the show. This gets people’s attention early. Of course, in that they do it for every show, it gets a little old because you know it is going to happen so WHATEVER!

The Beginning.

Something happens immediately at the start. I get the reader, viewer’s attention. I let the reader understand FIRMLY what is the goal of the main character.

In the beginning I set up who the main character is. I introduce other major characters. I set up the goal of the main character. I introduce characters that are on the main character’s side, and those that are not.

While doing those things, I am moving the character on to achieving their goal.

But right towards, or at the very end of the Beginning, I throw something big, heartbreaking, sad, unbelievable that gets in the way of the character’s goal. The reader feels really bad for the character and is asking, “What are they going to do?”

The End of the Beginning.

The Middle

Through the middle the character is still attempting to achieve their goal. In stories that I like, throughout the middle of the story, more and more road blocks get in the way of the goal being achieved. I set up a few major road blocks, and maybe several minor road blocks.

Minor road blocks or “mini goals blockers” that can be placed and overcome in the story can give the READER hope. Just when the READER has hope, you kick the READER off of their feet and they feel bad. Reading or viewing is about FEELING.


So, I play with the readers head making them care for the major character, and letting the major character have their ups and downs throughout the middle, getting closer to their goal, but still having problems.

At the end of the Middle, I throw in a new twist to the story that either gets the major character really close to goal achievement, or puts a super duper road block in the way of the major goal.

The End.

Pretty much the End is like the middle, but now we have to wrap up conflict and mini goal problems that take our character towards achieving their final goal. On the other hand, it’s your story. At the very end, the major character may not achieve their goal and may just be bummed out.

For me, at the very end of the story with about 5 minutes left to go ( remember, this is a screen play writing formula), I through a Super, Duper, Duper, Duper Road block in the way of the major character.

Right at the end of the story, I resolve the Super Duper road block and my major character walks away into the sunset, happy as can be.

There Ya Go! Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a story.

Converting Screen Play Timing to other media or print methods.

Screen play, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 30 minutes.

32 page children´s book, 8 pages, 16 pages, 8 pages (remember though that a children’s book is mostly pictures so actually you have about 2 to 4 pages of actual text. You do the math.

21 minute video ( like a 30 minute TV show without the commercials ), 7 minutes, 14 minutes, 7 minutes.

The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story
An example

OK! I´m going to make up a story right now.

Major Theme: Work on Your Dreams and They Will Come True.

One Sentence Story Summary:

A boy loses his dog and thinks he will never find him, but he searches the USA and finds the dog in excellent condition.

The Beginning.

Freddy wakes up and he hears his dog spot making terrible, loud sounds outside of Freddy’s window.

Freddy looks out of the window and sees Spot in the back window of a strange car.

The Middle

Freddy goes from house to house to house on his block and no one has seen Spot.

Then End

Freddy goes from house to house to house and no one has seen Spot.

Freddy finds Spot. Spot is in Good shape. Freddy is happy.

There Ya go!

This is a summary of the Beginning, Middle and End of a Story.

We create the Theme as a mental guide of focus. We create the One sentence story summary as a mental guide of focus. Now I have created a very basic beginning, middle and end of a story so that I can focus on WHAT GOES WHERE in my writing process.


For what it’s worth, I write the End of the story first, that is, the very end first. Writing the End first gives me a target to write towards.

If you’re going to the market, you tell yourself, “Self, I’m going to the market. To go to the market you go down this street, turn left here, turn right there, turn left here and then, you’re at the market.

If you’re going to school, you tell yourself, “Self, I’m going to school.” You walk out of the house, turn right there, turn left here, tune left again and then make a right. You’re at school.

When I’m writing, I like to know where I am going so that I can get there. Of course, there is no right or wrong in writing.

I hope that this summary of Writing The Beginning, Middle and End of a Story was helpful. May the Force be With You!!!

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