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6 Ways to Make Your Story Interesting

6 Ways to Make Your Story Interesting | Writing mag | Scoop.it
It's not enough to have a good story to tell; to get your audience involved, you've got to tell it the right way.

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, April 23, 2015 1:01 PM

6 maneras de hacer tu historia mas interesante

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Make Your Brand A Hero With Social Media Storytelling

Make Your Brand A Hero With Social Media Storytelling | Writing mag | Scoop.it

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Story First, Writing Second – Especially Come November | Writing Rightly

Story First, Writing Second – Especially Come November | Writing Rightly | Writing mag | Scoop.it

I spent the morning working with a very talented writer. An extremely well-placed agent had recently rejected her manuscript, but told her that he’d be happy to consider a revision, or anything else...


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Penelope's curator insight, March 14, 2014 1:42 PM

 

Do you write stories and become lost meandering down an aimless path to nowhere? If you are lost, so is your reader. All of us have been there, done that. The secret is to figure out how to jump back on the great story path--so our readers want more!

 

This writer suggests we must first begin our story not by plotting, or furiously writing by the seat of our pants--but by knowing our protagonist all the way to his/her inner core.

 

From the article: "The protagonist’s internal misbelief must already exist before the plot kicks into action. Every protagonist must enter already wanting something very badly, and with an inner issue – fear, fatal flaw, wound, misbelief – that keeps her from getting it. You must know these before you start to write because they define what the story will be about."

 

 “The end of our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and to know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot

 

 “The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Proust

 

Think about that for a minute. Feel it. Story is about an inner change.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writerunboxed.com/2013/10/10/story-first-writing-second-especially-come-november/

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:27 PM

Everyone has a story!

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:46 PM

Great article Penelope ! Congrats !

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Storytelling with Data Visualization

Storytelling with Data Visualization | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.

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Anna Vetter's curator insight, May 1, 2015 8:21 AM

L'infographie pour raconter des histoires.

Un article fort clairement documenté sur l'émergence des données visuelles. En prime, quelques conseils utiles pour la conception :

- organiser le plan de l'infographie sur le papier

- identifier l'idée force (comme sujet principal de l'infographie)

- vérifier l'exactitude des informations et la légitimité des sources

- faire aussi beau que possible !

Nikke Blout's curator insight, May 13, 2015 5:16 PM

Content Marketing: the magic of visualizations in helping data tell the story. #contentmarketing #marketing #bigdata #sales #agility

Dianita Páez's curator insight, May 14, 2015 1:23 PM

Infografías que cuenten historias. 

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James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Today we’re welcoming bestselling author and brilliant writing coach James Scott Bell to Writers Helping Writers. James has created a unique writing method that solves the “plotter or pantser” dilemma when it comes to structuring a novel, so please read … Continue reading →

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Penelope's curator insight, March 24, 2014 7:16 PM

 

The writing method debate has heated up. Plotters and pantsers now have a new sparring partner: Tweeners.

 

The brilliant writing coach, James Scott Bell, has written a new book which promptly downloaded itself onto my Kindle. He contends we should not concern ourselves whatsoever about plotting or pantsing, but instead write our novel from the middle.

 

This from a man who has studied plot and structure for over twenty-five years. He written perhaps fifty novels, and immersed himself in all methods of writing.

 

Bell says we should begin at the "mirror moment" of the novel. A place somewhere in the  middle. A place where the character has their defining moment, questioning who they are, what they doing, and why they are doing it. It's the heart of a novel, and where we will impress readers, editors and agents alike.

 

He tells us that even if we love our pantsing and plotting, the "WFTMM" will enhance our writing that much more. Intriguing.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/03/james-scott-bell-write-middle-method/comment-page-2/#comment-55548

Christi Krug's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:46 PM

You've got your plotters, and you've got your pantsers (writing by the seat of their pants), and here's yet another option, writing from the middle.

 

But I daresay there are many, many more ways to write a novel and you won't know the best way for *you* until you experiment. And experiment. And experiment.

Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 2014 3:51 AM
@Christy Absolutely right. As Gorby (went forgotten last times, in vain) loved to say: "Once started, the thing will develop and go for itself. It has its own dynamism."