Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Story Building

 

It must have been a lot of work being the tribal elder who had to remember all those stories and enact them in front of an entertainment-starved crowd. He had to get it right, deliver the scenes and a storyline in a way that pleased his audience.

There was an art to it.

That’s why it’s funny when people find out that you write, that you’re a storyteller, and they want to offer ideas.
“You’re writing a book? Oh, I have a great idea for a story.”

Coming up with the idea is the easy part. It’s kind of like saying, I have an idea about building a house. If you want to build a house, I’m your guy. I have all kinds of ideas.

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
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