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Elements of Storytelling: The Beginning

Welcome back for another installment of our series about how to craft a compelling story and get the right message across. (If you haven’t read our first P.A.R.T.Y. 718 more words

For Coaches And Teachers

How To Write A 1-2 Page Synopsis

The dreaded synopsis is one daunting task for many, me included. I’ve postponed writing a synopsis for months. I didn’t query agents who required synopses. And even when I finally convinced myself to write one, I ended up with a 6-page synopsis! 417 more words


The Importance of a Strong Opening

As writers we know how important it is to have a strong opening. Our goal is to grab a reader on the very first page and never let them go. 422 more words



At least it was a scenic detour.

I knew I’d had quite enough social media for the day when I overshot my bus stop by two stops. 217 more words

Life In California

Knocked Up Inciting Incident

Knocked Up is a very enjoyable and funny movie. I think the writing and the cast are excellent especially Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. The plot of Knocked Up is girl meets guy they have a one night stand and a few weeks later she finds out she is pregnant. 86 more words


Secrets of Structure by Alys West

When I first started thinking seriously about writing a novel, I asked the successful local writer whose evening class I was attending how to structure a novel.  909 more words


The Freytag Experiment (Ch. 2)

Story Patterns from the 19th Century

Gustav Freytag was a German novelist from the Nineteenth century who explored formulas in stories and novels (well before… 411 more words