Category Archives: Story Development

How to Grow a Sentence into a Story

Start with any sentence in your text, be it back story, something about your character or plot or even the outline of a scene. Example: The dog ran over the hedge. Now, ask as many intelligent, relevant questions about that … Continue reading

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Overview of the Master Storyteller Method

The Master Storyteller Method has four parts: Part One: Create A Story World What is a story world? Think: the world of Harry Potter or the Star Wars universe. Whether you are planning a single story or a whole series, … Continue reading

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About Non-structural Story Forms

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The Difference Between Story Structure and Storytelling

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8 Aspects of Story Structure and Storytelling

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Structure vs. Passion (video)

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Storyweaving seminar part 1 – Introduction (video)

I’ll be posting the entire 16 hours of video from one of my two-day writing seminars clip at a time as I get them edited. Here’s the first:

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Top Ten Tricks for Screenwriting

Trick 1 Screenwriting 101 Screenplays are blueprints for movies. As such, they are not art, but instructions for creating art. Therefore, there are two things every great screenplay must have: A good story, and a clear and understandable description of how … Continue reading

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The Four Faces of Narrative

The word “narrative” is bandied about today as a catch all for stories, both fictional and in the real world.  But what does it really mean?  In fact, “narrative” means four distinctly different things that share the same root. The … Continue reading

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Write Your Screenplay Step By Step – Now for Kindle

Write Your Screenplay Step by Step From the introduction:: If you are looking for a method to get your screenplay written, this book will take you step by step from concept to completion. Simply follow the instructions and by the … Continue reading

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