Start Here

The Plan

Or… What’s going on here?

What’s going on is: I have a bookshelf… or three four five… full of writing books.  Many of them I’ve read.  Most of them I have not.  It’s time to read them.

But we’re not doing a book-by-book review-type-of-thing here.

I’ve gone through the table of contents and indexes (or indices, if you prefer) of all these books and come up with twelve monthly themes and four or five tools under each theme, one of which we’ll tackle each week.

(Or, at least, that’s how we started.  We now post more or less three times a month, Monday . . . Wednesday . . . and Friday, with approximately ten days lapsing between every post . . . unless I’m between posting spurts, giving all I’ve got to finishing a project, in which case such lapses have lasted years but hopefully only last a few months.)

On Mondays, we’ll see what the master craftsmen have to say about the week’s tool.

On Wednesdays, we’ll look at how the master storytellers make use of said tool.

And on Fridays, we’ll (*Gulp*) share how we’ve applied the tool to our own writing.  It’ll be great.

So… Welcome!  I hope we can learn a lot from each other.

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One response to “Start Here

  1. Great blog! added much value to my daily work!
    i think if you customise some of the content for digital stories (short format) the blog should see a boost in reach and engagement as it’s in demand and trust me there’s a lot of well tailored, organised and elaborated information here unlike most content i’ve been coming across on the web!
    on a second note, would be interesting to read you’re research if you have any on empathy in the narrative as well as the narrative transportation theory.
    Keep up the good work 🙂


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