Category: Story Courses

persistent, irrational doubts

persistent, irrational doubts

I so needed to hear this this morning. I was driving in to work this morning wondering why I’m having such a hard time writing this second book of mine. Why am I resisting something I enjoy doing so much? Am I really even a writer, as I supposed? Was writing the first one just […]

February 6, 2012 | Posted in Craft, Story Courses
the place where fairy tales and super heroes meet

the place where fairy tales and super heroes meet

I just finished reading book two in the Sword of Truth series, Stone of Tears. and it’s got me thinking. [If you haven’t read Stone of Tears you should stop right now because what follows is full of spoilers. If you have, or if you never plan on reading it than proceed…] Because awful, awful, […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Story Courses
How Bad Habits Create Boring Stories

How Bad Habits Create Boring Stories

This isn’t really a book entry – but it is a story entry. It’s definitely an interesting point of view on the stories we’re living and, therefore, I think worth remembering and/or discussing. How bad Habits Create Boring Stories via Donald Miller’s Blog by Don on 6/8/10 I’ve a friend who helps people plan and […]

August 5, 2010 | Posted in Craft, Story Courses
word theory

word theory

Timothy Gray wrote an article in Variety today about bloggers and the need to distinguish between them. I was with him until about 3/4 of the way in when he started talking about words. The average English-speaker knows 10,000 to 20,000 words. And everyone has been forced to expand their vocabularies due to the massive […]

July 23, 2010 | Posted in Story Courses
Compelling faith based characters and stories

Compelling faith based characters and stories

This is from an old interview (like Jan. 2008 or so) with Phil Cooke in infuze magazine that is no longer posted online in it’s entirety. Still, I thought he made an interesting point… Now on another note, it seems like some of the best, most well-developed, faith-based characters we see in the entertainment industry […]

November 17, 2009 | Posted in Craft, Story Courses