I’ve been reading a bit about psychology recently, and some of it is helpful when it comes to writing fiction. That’s probably nothing new, but there was something that stuck out, Character Archetypes.
Carl Jung was an extraordinary man, and one of the most influential men of the 20th Century. I have only started to really learn about him and his work, and there is a lot to learn. I read “Man’s Search for a Soul,” and it was brilliant. He somehow captures the Continue reading “Character Archetypes – How To Create Compelling Characters with Jungian Archetypes”
One thing I have been finding out more and more, is that when you write a piece of fiction, it can take turns you did not expect.
I like to plan out novels I write, and with these short stories I am doing, I at least have a fair idea of where it is going.
Here’s what you need to know: Continue reading “You Never Know Where a Story is Going to Go”
You can also read 30 Foes at Medium. While I love my website, Medium has a more professional feel and is an easier time when it comes to reading. I’ve also been posting 30 Foes stories on Wattpad. 30 Foes has been a great deal of fun to do so far, and I hope you enjoy the stories as well.
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Continue reading “30 Foes, A Story a Day for the Month of May.”
If there is one thing people are hungry for, it’s a good story. Story gives our lives meaning. A shared story is an aspect of a culture, and helps unites people. To study the importance of story would take you into the depths of everything human. Story is in our blood.
So, what makes a good story would be important to know, wouldn’t it?
Myths, Legends and Religious Tales that have been passed down the ages have to have been good, or else no one would have retold them. For a novel to be a bestseller, it has to at least have some aspects of a good story. Same goes for movies, TV Shows and anything else with a plot and characters. These modern tales often can slip up here and there and still do okay. The best ones you remember for decades are the ones that Continue reading “Understanding what makes a Good Story – Part One”
The Wolf and the Lamb is one of Aesop’s most telling fables. In it, a wolf finds a lamb who has strayed from the flock. He’s hungry, but feels he needs to justify his right to eat the lamb.
First, he says that the lamb insulted him last year. The lamb explains that he wasn’t even alive last year.
Next, the wolf claims that the lamb has eaten from his pasture. The lamb replies that he has not yet tasted grass.
Then, the wolf accuses the lamb of drinking from his well. The lamb replies he has only ever drunken from his mother’s milk.
Then, angry and still hungry, the wolf eats the lamb, saying “Well! I won’t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.”
The Moral: Continue reading “The Wolf and the Lamb, A Closer Look”