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Some (useful) tips to people starting at storytelling

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Lesson IV: Quotes and dialogue

Now that you know how to put your thoughts on paper in an interesting way, you’re ready to take it to the next step. Before I proceed, however, I’ll just go ahead and say that I’m going to assume you’ve already read my previous entries. If you haven’t, read those first, since you may have trouble understanding some of the terms I’m using here. Also, the following is mostly based on my own experience and preference, and you may use different techniques yourself, but there are still general rules

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Lesson III: Wordplay

Alright, you have your metal and hammer all figured out, and now it’s time to get working on your mold. See what I did there? Symbolism for the topics I’ve discussed in the previous two lessons. If you haven’t read those, be sure to do, since I’ll assume you have. Also, this lesson focuses entirely on written stories, so screenwriters won’t learn anything useful here. Now that you know what your story is going to be like, and know what to keep an eye out for during your writing sessions, it’s t

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Lesson II: Conflict, Continuity and Character Development

In the previous blog entry, I’ve described how to tackle theme, atmosphere and narrative forms. If you haven’t read it, please do because I might refer to terms used in that entry without further explaining in this entry.   Now, you have your theme all sketched out, you know which perspective you’re going to use in your story and you even have a couple of story elements you want to see in your story. But that’s only a tenth of the total work. A lot of writer’s may avoid a lot of writer’s bloc

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Lesson I: Theme, Narrative and Atmosphere

Everyone has the urge to tell stories, whether it is something to tell your friends or writing a novel. And as some, you might experience a couple of problems when sitting down and not being able to get past typing “chapter 1”. So here’s a little help which might get you started, and hopefully give you the push you need to further develop your story as a beginning writer.       Pick a perspective   The basics of any story are theme and narrative. Every story has one. Whether it is a romant

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Introduction to this blog

I've been writing stories ever since I can remember, and here are some (hopefully) useful tips that can help people who are trying to get their head around storytelling. It ranges from the very basics and can reach deep into the tiny little details that involve storytelling, be it written in the shape of a novel, a short film or even quest mods.   -I'll try to add to this blog, but I can't make any promises. If feedback is positive, I'll be more likely to continue this blog. -Most of the examp

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