In the second and final part of our story, we find out what is more important to readers than character or plot. In part one, our detective starts the search for Mary Rastell. She's lost somewhere in a virtual reality world. Is she hidden in th
This episode is a story about telling stories. Join the literary detective as he tries to discover where his client’s wife really spends her days. And which is more important to a story, character or plot?
Questions are open doors that invite us into stories. Let us explore original ways of using opening questions to hook readers. To intrigue and compel them to join our adventure. I will review short extracts from the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (
When is the last time you poured yourself into a letter? For some of us, that practice ceased when we stopped writing to Santa Claus. Are there ideas stuck inside you? Or thoughts you are afraid to articulate in a page? Then perhaps if you wri
Let's begin with subplots. Why? Well, what if we could use subplots to say what we really want to say? To explore ideas that our chosen genres deny us from exploring as the main plot. Could this be a method to help overcome blocks? In this epis
Let's use the Pixar storytelling model to describe the journey we are going to take with Storytelling Heaven. The model goes like this: Once upon a time there was___. Every day, ___. One day___. Because of that, ___. Because of that ___. Unt
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