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Fables, Legends, and Myths: Building Your World's Folklore
“There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
As readers and writers and book-lovers, we know that stories are important. Stories and legends and myths are how we make sense of the ...
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6 Storytelling Lessons from THE MANDALORIAN
Like many people in the world, I’ve recently signed up for Disney+ and binged the first season of The Mandalorian, and honestly, I really enjoyed it. Which is no surprise. Because as far as I can tell, this is a show that is engineered to make you love it.Here are a few storytelling lessons a crafty writer can learn from ...
5 Signs You Might Be Writing from the Wrong Point of View
Have you ever read a novel or watched a TV show and realized that you really only care about one or two of the side characters? That there are some cool ideas, but you're starting to get a bit bored with the main character or storyline? These are often symptoms that the story is being told from the wrong point ...
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Ask an Editor: What IS Story?
Technically a story is just a narrative. Anything that is told in any medium. But, that is NOT how we use the term. When we say something like “Story is King” we mean something very different than just the narrative. But the easiest way to define Story is probably to describe what it is not:The Story is not the hook.The ...
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11 Swoon Books, as Tagged by AO3 (Part II)
As a giant geek and fangirl, I’m a HUGE fan of fanfiction. I think it’s a wonderful place to learn the craft of writing, and more than that, it’s a ton of fun. Who doesn’t want to spend more time reading about the characters they love? So, needless to say, I spend a lot of time (maybe a little too ...
Bound to You,
Amid Stars and Darkness,
The Invention of Sophie Carter,
We Are the Ghosts,
These Vicious Masks,
Been Here All Along,
Kissing Max Holden