Give the Plot a Backseat: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 4

Welcome to my ten-part series where we’ll be going through the ten basics of storytelling as outlined in my guidebook The 10 Lost Elements of Storytelling – a book you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter! In these posts, we’ll be going over the basics of these storytelling elements, but my guidebook is more detailed … Continue reading Give the Plot a Backseat: Basic Storytelling Elements Part 4

Reblog: Understanding the Normal World of a Story’s First Act by K.M. Weiland

No matter their genre or focus, stories are about something happening—a shift in the status quo. Where the characters begin is not where they end. This may refer to their literal physical surroundings, or to a more metaphorical state of being—or, very possibly, to both. Whatever the case, it is important for authors to understand … Continue reading Reblog: Understanding the Normal World of a Story’s First Act by K.M. Weiland