A Tale of Two Thomases

Learning Lessons by Comparing Stories When looking for clues about what makes a story work, it can be very instructive to compare and contrast two versions of a given story, especially if they occupy the same medium, like literature or … Continue reading

The Intent of Hubris

The grok Approach—Identifying a Vector of Intent Hubris can be defined as “excessive pride or self-confidence” and is often warned against in cautionary tales, where it is presented as the cause of great downfalls, especially among the more powerful members … Continue reading

The Intent of Self-conscious Action

The grok Approach—Identifying a Vector of Intent As any observer of human nature knows, there is an important difference between “self-consciousness” and “self-awareness.” Whereas self-consciousness tends to be driven by fear and insecurity, self-awareness is more likely to manifest as … Continue reading

Short Tour—The grok Approach

A Quick Guide to Understanding the grok Approach In Discovering the Soul of Your Story, the principles and practices that comprise the core ideas of the book are presented in three parts: Part One—The grok Approach Part Two—Thematic Imprinting Part … Continue reading