Finding Stories in Idioms [Rules]

Finding Stories in Idioms [Rules]

Aphorisms are well-suited to generating story ideas, because they often contain recommended approaches or courses of action that serve as kernels for story themes. Here, we examine two from the domain of card games. Gleaning Issues from Card Games? Idioms can serve as...
Finding Stories in Aphorisms [Action]

Finding Stories in Aphorisms [Action]

Aphorisms are especially well-suited to generating story ideas, because they often contain recommended approaches or courses of action that serve as kernels for story themes. Here we examine one about action, from U.S. general Omar Bradley. Acting vs. Waiting to Act...
Why Theme Makes Stories Memorable

Why Theme Makes Stories Memorable

In some sense, the plot of any story may be viewed as simply a delivery system for its theme. But why is theme so important, and how does its quality of expression affect how your audience feels about your story? The Power in the Meaning of Your Story In the summer of...
Short Tour—Thematic Imprinting

Short Tour—Thematic Imprinting

In Discovering the Soul of Your Story, the the core ideas are presented in three parts: Part One—The grok Approach Part Two—Thematic Imprinting Part Three—Meta-adaptation This short tour summarizes Part Two—Thematic Imprinting. The Big Picture Every great story...
Short Tour—Meta-adaptation

Short Tour—Meta-adaptation

In Discovering the Soul of Your Story, the the core ideas are presented in three parts: Part One—The grok Approach Part Two—Thematic Imprinting Part Three—Meta-adaptation This short tour summarizes Part Three—Meta-adaptation. The Big Picture The principles of the grok...