Building Stories: What Tales Are Made Of

You have the structure to give it a SHAPE, the content to give that shape a MEANING, and the descriptions to give the content LIFE.

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Stories. They are made from nothing, painstakingly crafted. Some people say they survive long after the author, gaining a life of their own.

Some writers even say that a story is an organic, living thing, taking unexpected twists even as they write it. That it is, in fact, ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

And much like certain unholy, artificial abominations that should not be, I’m going to show you the components and how to craft them.

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20th Century Failiterature

Probably for the best, I don’t want to see Gor’Mok The Savage spend three chapters having a debate with Durgamar The Feldrake about the ethics of using sentient beings as mounts.

Hark! Today, I shall be talking about 20th Century Literature and giving my thoughts on it. Not quite ALL literature written then, nor ONLY literature written then, but a particular genre which fixates on miserably moping about the 20th century.

There were plenty of other things written back then, but somehow, by the time I went on to study 20th Century Lit in university (among other more enjoyable subjects), the texts I studied almost entirely covered the miserable injustices of life. Racism, sexism, elitism, classism, this here appeared to be the primordial, eldritch ooze from which Social Justice Warriors evolved: all noise, no substance.

Obviously, I’m very much AGAINST it and I’ll explain why after I explain what it is. So watch out, netizens! Here there be opinions!

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