The problem: Nothing adds up
Thoughts are like puzzle pieces. Taken by themselves, each thought doesn’t really add up to much. It’s just a single puzzle piece.
But when those puzzle pieces start to fit together, miracles happen.
Ordinarily, we go around with our heads full of miscellaneous thoughts. When … Read more
Why do you need talking points?
Maybe you need to give a speech or a presentation. Maybe you just want to organize your thinking around a big topic so that if you have an impromptu conversation, you feel prepared.
It’s easier to hold a few talking points than to try … Read more
The three act structure.
The hero’s journey.
Ah, fine, whatever. Study them as part of your love of story craft because you love it.
Not because they offer the right way to tell a tale.
To write a correct story is to write a dull and lifeless story.
Correct stories … Read more