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What Makes a Good Story?

Before we can talk about what makes a good story involving technology, we kind of need to agree (or at least talk about) what makes a good story in general.  1,022 more words

Story Structure

That Freaking Mountain: Plot Structure

In it’s most basic terms plot is what describes the structure of a story. It’s the arrangement of events within a novel.

Why’s plot so important? 633 more words


How to Start your First Novel: Four Simple Steps

When I was at ComicCon, promoting the Manitoba Writer’s Guild, I encountered a lot of new writers and pre-writers (those that want to write, but haven’t started yet). 703 more words


Story People

The more I think about my story, the more it changes, the deeper it gets. Threads are being added. I find myself planning more than writing again…getting to know my characters; their desires, motivations, wants. 44 more words

Two Inciting Incidents - Skyfall Analysis

What makes a first act intriguing? How do you hook your audience, and how much content do you need to start a movie? I decided to study the latest Bond movie Skyfall to see what tricks they used to involve the viewer early on. 438 more words