Möbius Strip

Beginnings, middles, ends. Where to start?

mobius strip

This is a Mobius strip. They’re way cool.*

Stories usually start with the inciting incident, unless you’re from the South, in which case they start with a genealogy lesson.

I think the best stories are like Mobius strips– they have a plot twist and although you follow the same character(s) throughout the story, they’re different in the end.

This article by the Smithsonian does a way better job explaining one-sided topology than I can:




About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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