The Storymatic Classic is the flagship product of Storymatic Studios. It provides those using it with “six trillion stories in one little box.” An impressive feat! But one only possible with the help of a willing storyteller to use it.
I have found, that to get to a truly useful definition of stories, we have to ask: Why do stories exist in the first place?
The Tree of Life: A Simple Exercise for Reclaiming Your Identity and Direction in Life Through Story
It is a visual metaphor in which a tree represents your life and the various elements that make it up–past, present, and future. By labeling these parts, you not only begin to discover (or perhaps rediscover) aspects of yourself shaped by the past, but you can then begin to actively cultivate your tree to reflect the kind of person you want to be moving forward.
An anecdote is nothing more than a simple story. The kind that every single human being on Earth tells on a daily basis.
Their advice centers around a problem that many writers have. Namely, a boring story. A story that lacks a sense of cause and effect, of tension and rising action.
This excellent and relatively quick exercise consists of answering fewer than 30 questions about your character.
His style comes across as so effortless and fun that it’s enough to make you believe it might just be possible for you to tell great jokes too. That is, until you try.
Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all time favorite authors. I’m in awe of his ability to communicate volumes in a single sentence. Especially since his sentences are so often funny on top of being so damn clever.