For TinyLIpsum, with Love and Stories

For TinyLIpsum, with Love and Stories

I’ve been teaching storytelling for a couple of years now, and have discovered there is a particular shape that produces really compelling and interesting tales. To prove that this shape works, I run an improv game. I get a bunch of…

In Praise of Q&A

In Praise of Q&A

At a recent conference, I ran into the organizer at the first coffee break of the morning. She was fuming. “They keynote.” She growled. “What? It was a strong talk.” “She ran short! It was a 20 minute talk!” “She…

Story in Space

This is a post for my Story class students, posted here in case it’s interesting to my readers. They are working on making an Interactive Fiction piece set in a dystopia. Interactive Fiction is a text-based game in which you…

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…

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…