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Story Telling 101, Part 2

Changing the outlineIn Story Telling 101, I showed you how to build the basic story outline from the original fairy tale. Now it’s time to tweak things just a little to add your own flare to the story. I’m going to begin adjusting this story line starting with Act II Scene 2. Instead of having the huntsman alerted by the loud sounds of the wolf’s snoring, I think it would be more likely that the huntsman would be alerted by a cry from Red as she fights with the wolf.Read More »Story Telling 101, Part 2

Whose Story Is This Anyway?

whose-story-is-this-anywayI love being a writer. It’s about as close as a human being can get to understanding what it must be like to be God.  You create this beautiful world and these amazing characters with a purpose and a plan in mind. Then you introduce your characters into that world and you say to them, “Enjoy it. Just behave according to the rules I gave you, okay?”Read More »Whose Story Is This Anyway?