General

Twisted Tales

In cultures all over the world, there are timeless stories. Often these are oral stories we might hear from parents or grandparents. Most of them have a moral bend—instructing the listeners to be kind, to have compassion and to stay hopeful. A lot of these stories get lumped in under fairy tales.   There’s a… Continue reading Twisted Tales

Exercises

Exercise: Alphabet Sentences

Part of writing is figuring out how to string sentences together. It sounds super easy, any seasoned writer can tell you there are times where figuring out how to start the next sentence is a monumental task. That’s exactly the aim of today’s exercise: giving you some practice with difficult to start sentences. As an… Continue reading Exercise: Alphabet Sentences

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Creating a Plot

Plot is often the one element that makes or breaks a story. Essentially, plot is conflict. Even in existentialist stories, the conflict is often hidden in the discussion of what life and existence means. For almost every other story out there, the conflict is easier to see. Usually the basic plot structure is something along… Continue reading Creating a Plot