The Shape of Story

The Shape of Story

“Perhaps because polish is so visible, many people erroneously believe it to be the most important part of writing. But polish is merely the plaster on the walls of structure. The proof is in the window of the bookstore down…

Story Basics

Story Basics

I did a quick video of my thinking on story structure for some friends on twitter, because let’s be honest, explaining anything with 140 characters is a nightmare.

The Sunday Report

The Sunday Report

Because I’m teaching Story and about do do a unit on Interactive Fiction, this is the bulk of my research this week. “Your Brain On Story features futurist Jason Silva on why and how people are hardwired for stories and…

Sunday Report. Status: Giddy

Sunday Report. Status: Giddy

Reminder: if you love these blog posts, buy my essay collection. Keep me writing! “I look into Christina Wodtke’s classroom as she’s teaching the Designer as Founder course and she’s just always excited in there,” Simsarian says. “She’s giddy and…

The Sunday Report

The Sunday Report

This week has mostly been about writing. I’m revising my book, and I needed a way to make my plot make sense. As I researched how to plot, I found a ton of great stuff! Enjoy! Writing Finds Firstly, Kurt…

2013: The Top Posts

2013: The Top Posts

2013 was the year I started writing again, and I have no regrets, except why did I ever stop?  Nearly all of the top posts of the year were written this year, and the most popular (by an order of…