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

Story Lesson 18: Learning from the Pros

July 30, 2015

Tags: 6. Making Stories

Several times so far in these lessons, I have encouraged you to turn to a story by your favorite writer to see how some aspect of it works, and then to imitate that technique. I want here to emphasize how important for your learning this study and imitation of a master writer is.

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Story Lesson 17: Story Process

July 12, 2015

Tags: 6. Making Stories

How do we begin to make a story? It seems to me that there are lots of “ways in” to the process, and each writer needs to find the one that works for her or him. Most likely, you already have a process that you like to use. And you have probably found, as I have, that not every story is born and grows in exactly the same way.

So rather than setting out specific steps to follow every time you want to write a story, let me offer you some tools. (more…)