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I've read examples (and seen movie examples), but I'm still having trouble with the idea of writing a story within a story. Basically, a girl is writing a story about a boy, and he eventually LEARNS that he's being written about. So how do I write his story with hers being more important? Like, she's going to write herself in so he can meet her. (If that made any sense at all.) If you have any tips on how to write something like that, please help!
The primary way in which this is done ... both in stories and in film ... is by means of flashbacks.
Hmmm....flashbacks would make sense. (I seem to recall that in The Neverending Story, which is what I'm mostly using as a reference.) Do you, personally, think it would be better to make the writer's story flashbacks (so that the main character she's writing about will have more of the main story?) Then perhaps she can write herself in and it would make more sense...?
Yes, I think that would work just fine.