Different Types of Storytelling

There are many ways that people can tell stories.

As a little girl, I would make up stories and tell them to people. In Kindergarten, I got myself to sleep by telling an imaginary audience how my day went . . . but made it so it happened on a pirate ship. The boys who bullied me were the pirates haha.

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Obviously, we can tell stories through writing and I think that’s my favorite way haha.

I’ve always loved to read and have learned a lot through many great books.

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One medium of storytelling that I’ve come to enjoy in the past several months are web comics. Andrea recommended multiple web comics to me and I’ve come to enjoy them and the ways that they tell stories.

Their way of storytelling is such that it has to be made in such a way that the reader wants to come back for the next update, whether that’s a day or two, or if it’s a week.

Great storytelling comes in many forms and I hope people explore other ones beyond just what they write, because there is so much that we can learn from other forms.

If you would like to check out some of the web comics that I like, here’s a list:

Also, big news!

My friend Andrea’s web comic Fur & Fangs goes live on May 3rd! I’ve been one of her alpha readers as she’s prepared it and it’s an awesome story. If you want to check it out after May 3rd, the site is http://www.furandfangscomic.com/

Comment and let me know what types of storytelling have impacted you! See you all next week!

Mentors: The Fastest Way to Get Your Writing Career On Track

Hey Everyone,

I read this post and thought it might be good for people to read through. Good mentors are so helpful. I’m grateful for the mentors that I have had in my life and know that I wouldn’t be where I am in my writing if I hadn’t had that help. I hope you all enjoy this post like I did.

Write Like Rowling

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because
someone else thought they could. —Unknown

I know I’ve been away from this blog for a while. I’ve been flooded with work ever since I opened up shop as a freelance editor (which is great!). I knew I’d enjoy the actual editing part of it, but I’ve discovered that I also love connecting one-on-one with my author-clients. I underestimated how rewarding and inspiring it is to help people chase their dreams.

But I do miss this blog; I miss being part of a community. It wasn’t until I started freelancing that I realized how difficult it is for writers to find support groups. Far too many have no one to turn to for help or guidance, which is shocking to me, especially considering the numbers.

A Shortage of Support

Over 80 percent of Americans have said that they’d like to write a book. That’s 250 million people, in…

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Adjustments

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I’ve been thinking recently about making adjustments in my novel since adding in the scenes from my main subplot because there are significant changes to certain scenes now that I know what Marcus is fully dealing with. The scene I’m currently working on is much more interesting and I love it so much!

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Every writer will reach a point when they need to make adjustments in their story relating to things that they discover about their characters or plot.

Don’t be afraid to make the changes because a better story will come from it.

Have a great weekend and happy writing!