Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today's question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) ... A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down. The bartender says, 'What's that?' 'A mystery writer.' 'What? That looks like a squirrel.' 'Yeah,' the guys … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?
Hi gang, Craig here again with part two of my series on story structure. The Hero’s Journey isn’t the only structure, but it’s the most popular. That’s why I’m tackling it. If you missed part one, you can read it here: https://storyempire.com/2019/04/10/that-heros-journey-monomyth-thingie/ Part three here: https://storyempire.com/2019/05/13/that-heros-journey-monomyth-thingie-part-three/https://storyempire.com/2019/05/13/that-heros-journey-monomyth-thingie-part-three/ I layer the monomyth over three act structure. That’s … Continue reading That Hero’s Journey Monomyth Thingie, Part Two
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Back in December, Craig Boyack wrote an excellent post on writing medium, which you can find HERE. When I read the post, it reminded me of how I use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help build in-depth characters. Here's what I wrote to Craig in the comments ... What you say … Continue reading How to Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Characterisation
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Today is the day for a book share, and I've chosen The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell. Staci Troilo first put me on to this little gem of a book, and it's now on my writing shelf for easy reference. Thanks, Staci, for the heads-up on this great writing aid. The … Continue reading Friday Book Share: The Last Fifty Pages
Hi gang, Craig here with you again. An understanding of story structure is important to our efforts, and I’m taking on one of the biggest ones. I’ll have to break this into several posts so it doesn’t get out of hand. One of the things I’ve learned is that we get the same information over … Continue reading That hero’s journey, monomyth thingie