What is Good

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What is Good? Two years ago, on Reddit, a user named wanderingbishop wrote a fantasy short story that addresses this very thing from the perspective of Garg the ogre.  One day, Garg finds an intelligent greatsword who shows him what … Continued

Today You, Tomorrow Me

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There’s a famous post on Reddit; Today you, tomorrow me.  One of those posts that gets mentioned about every four or five days, when the next person who never reads anything unless it comes straight into his Reddit inbox with … Continued

The problem with Literary Writing

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Someone on Reddit asked if Literature (specifically, literary writing as a format) was dying.   Art forms always evolve. Always. Because everything always evolves. It takes far too long, longer than it should thanks to plain old fashioned resistance to … Continued

Tell me why.

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Someone asked the other day what the worst feedback I’ve ever received was.  I had two answers. 1) “I liked it.” 2) “I didn’t like it.” Why are both bad? Because they lack why. Same reason I don’t like to … Continued

Pixar and Storytelling

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This was posted recently.  A lesson series on storytelling by Pixar, at the Kahn Academy. Pixar is the gold standard of storytelling.  Anything they can share about their approach to storytelling has immense value to storytellers. I found the intro … Continued