Archive of all blog posts tagged 'storytelling'

2017


Emotional Rescue (2017/12/02 08:00)
The greatest stories make us emotional standard-bearers, not just emotional recipients.

You Feel That Feeling? (2017/11/29 08:00)
On choosing an emotional resonance for a story.

Justice League Repair Shop (2017/11/20 08:00)
Why was 'Justice League' only okay instead of epic? How could it have been made epic? Here's my plan.

Just Us (2017/11/19 08:00)
On 'Justice League' itself. Beware spoilers.

While Standing On One Leg (2017/09/08 08:00)
Want to get to know your story? Pitch it to someone else.

Rock (Un)Steady (2017/08/05 08:00)
Just because something's in your story doesn't mean that's what your story's about.

It's About A Lot Of Things Dept. (2017/07/20 08:00)
Getting beyond the trap of: "But what's your story about?" "Well, um ... "

Two Ways To Blow It Dept. (2017/07/18 08:00)
Meaningless yet complex; simple yet shallow -- two ways to make a story founder.

2016


From The Closet Dept. (2016/07/19 07:00)
What happens to a story idea deferred? Does it dry up?

The Sense (And Sensibility) Of An Ending Dept. (2016/07/14 08:00)
I don't always know what will happen by the end of the story, but I do know how I want you to feel about it.

All The Wrong Lessons Dept. (2016/04/28 10:00)
Why bad video game lore is a lot like bad pop culture: it embodies the wrong lessons.

Rules Are Made To Be Broken Dept. (2016/03/02 10:00)
How laying the ground rules for my new book almost ground me down.

2015


Nothing Special Dept. (2015/08/10 09:00)
"When any image is possible, no image is all that impressive anymore."

2014


Nailing Jelly To The Surface Of The Pond Dept. (2014/12/20 10:00)
Getting your ideas together for a new story can be just that tough.

Wear Your Heart On Your Page Dept. (2014/09/29 10:00)
Why a compassionate writer is a better writer. (A somewhat roundabout discussion.)

Success Stories Dept. (2014/07/07 10:00)
It's not that we don't learn from success, it's that we learn all the wrong things.

But Here's What It's Really About Dept. (2014/04/14 10:00)
The story isn't the pitch, but for readers, it often is.

Pounded Out And Pounded Flat Dept. (2014/04/04 10:00)
Me versus template storytelling, again.

2013


A Mouthful Of Stories Dept. (2013/12/24 10:00)
Great writing and great cuisine, compared.

Outlier Dept. (2013/11/23 10:00)
I used to never write story outlines. Here's why.

You Say Political, I Say Personal Dept. (2013/11/21 10:00)
A political struggle by itself wouldn't be the meat of a good story; it has to be something personal inside the political.

Kitchen Sinkmanship Dept. (2013/11/05 04:00)
Look at all the stuff going into the new book!

Plastics, Benjamin! Dept. (2013/08/26 10:00)
On why too much advice to writers is mere marketing advice.

Combine Fifteen Beats, Simmer, Serves Ten Million Dept. (2013/07/20 10:00)
How "story beats" have killed storytelling, especially in Hollywood.

The Feel-Bland Hit Of The Summer Dept. (2013/07/13 10:00)
Maybe we've grown weary of manufactured excitement, emphasis on that first word: manufactured.


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