What Kind of (Fiction) Writer Are You?

I wrote this for a textbook in progress, as a preamble to start a discussion on plot, and I’m not sure I want to include it. So here I am posting this, hoping whomever reads it can leave me feedback and let me know what they think. Did you learn something? Is this obvious? TooContinue reading “What Kind of (Fiction) Writer Are You?”

The Scholarship of Storytelling

Where does the impulse to tell stories come from? Where does it begin? Why communicate through fable and myth? Why do stories follow the same archetypal patterns regardless of historical or cultural environments? I have complied a bibliography on texts that explore direct and tangential studies on storytelling . Bibliography Anderson, William. The Face of Glory: Creativity,Continue reading “The Scholarship of Storytelling”

Best Books For Teaching and Learning Story

What are the best books for students of fiction? I’ve been a student of fiction for the last twenty years. I’ve read a lot of books, interviews and essays about the craft of fiction, some as ancient as Aristotle’s Poetics, which still features on the top list of all the recommended readings for aspiring writers,Continue reading “Best Books For Teaching and Learning Story”

>Story Supplies by Katrina Murphy

> I have been blessed in my life to be surrounded by many amazing artists of one variety or other. One of those artists was Lew Alquist, a renowned late 20th century American sculptor and the husband of my friend Jane Pleak, a well-known artist herself in the ceramics world. Lew went to that bigContinue reading “>Story Supplies by Katrina Murphy”

>Storytelling and Telling Stories by Tina

>My grandmother always told me, “Now don’t you be telling no stories.” But I always did. I couldn’t resist a story, even if it meant making one up for no reason but the making. My grandmother said these were lies. My husband would agree. He’s an engineer, suspicious of the frayed edge that all storiesContinue reading “>Storytelling and Telling Stories by Tina”