The Mastery Path for Writers: a new way to learn the skills you need

Story Lesson 10: Playing with Story Material

March 21, 2015

Tags: 6. Making Stories

Once youíve collected some material for stories, youíll probably need to play with it for a while before you understand how to proceed. Itís certainly possible that, as you collect your material, you suddenly see how you can use it to create a story; more likely, though, youíll need to play with the material in different ways first. Here are some things to try: (more…)

Story Lesson 9: Retelling Stories

March 3, 2015

Tags: 6. Making Stories

A kid who wants to be a baseball player will often pick a professional athlete to imitate. Thatís because one of the main ways humans learn is through imitation. We writers can learn our storytelling skills in the same way.

There are a number of skills we need in order to be good storytellers; one of the most important is being able to come up with events for our stories. (more…)