Tagged with story

Writing Prompts

Over on Pinterest, interesting writing prompts pop up once in a while on my feed. One especially interesting one caught my attention, so I followed the link. It’s called Reddit Writing Prompts. Go check it out, I’ll wait for you.   The one that jumped out at me on Pinterest is this:   > On your … Continue reading

Structure Part 1: Setup

I’m knee deep in a discussion of the book Story Engineering, by Larry Brooks. He offers six core competencies of a great story. I’m still working on the fourth one, Structure. In my last post, I defined structure and offered the four parts. Today … Continue reading

Story Structure

Story Engineering, by Larry Brooks, offers six core competencies of a great story. The fourth competency is structure. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a structure junkie, and this was my favorite part of the book. It can be hazardous to the writing j… Continue reading

Fresh and Original Concept

I’ve begun another series, based on a book by Larry Brooks called Story Engineering. My last post began the discussion of Concept, the first of the six core competencies outlined in the book. Mr. Brooks has an entire chapter devoted to the criteri… Continue reading

Defining “Concept”

I’ve begun another series, based on a book by Larry Brooks called Story Engineering. I’m not covering everything in the book, just the stuff I find interesting enough to pass along. In my last post, I offered the Six Core Competencies Mr. Brooks s… Continue reading

Story vs. Plot

Anna Elliott at the blog Writer Unboxed has a great article today on plot vs. story. Hop on over and give it a read. It’s got some fabulous tips for creating better plots and more moving stories. I’d like to talk a bit about what she wrote and exp… Continue reading

Off the Path and Frustratrated

I’m supposed to be writing about creating believable antagonists today, but I need a break to talk about something else. I’m totally frustrated. Here’s why: I finished reading a book today, but the story didn’t end. Now I have to wait at least a y… Continue reading