Where their original Digimon goes on an adventure with the Power Rangers and is revealed to be the third child of Darth Vader.
Every writer starts from somewhere. Nobody’s born a Tolkien, a Lewis, a Martin, or a Rowling. It’s a path that is born from a passion, a great interest, and a creative vision that we wish to breathe life into. All very fine, fanciful things to say.
The ACTUAL journey, on the other hand, tends to have a lot LESS dignity.
Continue reading “Beginning Writing: Newbie’s Bizarre Adventure”
As in “Once upon a time, there was this kingdom, things used to be good, then they got messed up because of this evil thing, and they were incapable of solving their own problems until a complete stranger showed up.”
There are many ways to look at stories: Stories are about conflict, stories are about themes and messages, stories are just for entertainment, stories are a bright spot in a dark universe, stories are how we face our inner demons, stories are a series of words arranged in a certain way in order to describe a series of events.
But beneath all that quotable fluff that’s fodder for inspiration porn, beyond the genres and motives, stories share something under the hood: A beginning, middle, and end.
And over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a closer look at the skeleton of stories, starting with…the middle, clearly.
Continue reading “Structure 101: Beginning With Beginnings”