Category Archives: Storytelling Basics

The Case of the Unbroken Spine, or, Finding a Worthy Adversary

My Heroic Quest is really coming together. I have my Hero in Training (me), I have my Romantic Interest (Rachel), I have potential Traveling Companions (blog followers, writing group members), and I have identified the need to find a Mentor figure. … Continue reading

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WM seeking an older Mentor-figure, Beard is a must!!

My Quest is a month old, and I’m starting to get discouraged. I have done more writing than I was doing before I started, but the scope of what I’m trying to do seems too great. I’m standing on the … Continue reading

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My Life Has a Plot That Would Make Ed Wood Puke

I have been reading the draft of my Life Story, and while it is a page-turner in some places, overall it has a meandering, hackneyed, early-draft-stages-of-Plan-9-From-Outer-Space-kind-of-bad plot, only far less interesting. It has everything: head-scratching randomness, a disconnect between cause and effect, … Continue reading

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