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Story Art: Teaching Young Kids How to Tell Stories

The other day I needed a home school project for my kids, and being a writer I wanted to do something story related. But my children, and probably most younger children, have difficulty grasping the concept of organizing a story. They do, however, enjoy doodling. So I stumbled upon a very simple way to teach… Continue reading Story Art: Teaching Young Kids How to Tell Stories

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Story Building Mastery 2 – The Tri-Core Substructure

THE TRI-CORE SUBSTRUCTURE RETURN TO MENU ARTICLE This week I want to talk about the foundational layer of story building, the Tri-Core Substructure. Shiny, huh? I made that term up myself because neither my publisher nor I could think of a proper pre-existing term. What is the Tri-Core Substructure? It is the very basic most… Continue reading Story Building Mastery 2 – The Tri-Core Substructure

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Using a “Straw man” plot in fiction. What’s your opinion?

I posted a status about this on Facebook yesterday, but I didn't get the kind of response I was hoping for. So here's my attempt at a larger audience...and an opportunity to explain myself better. I want to know what you feel about the use of a "Straw man" plot in fiction. If you're unsure… Continue reading Using a “Straw man” plot in fiction. What’s your opinion?