Plots: The Way I See Them

Disclaimer: I receive no compensation for any reference material I list. Last time I wrote about the magic If and how it pertains to World-building. While writing that section, it came to me I don’t have the same process for any series, book, or possibly even a chapter in a book I write. For me, it has always been about storytelling. I tend to do many steps at once, in no particular order. What works for me might drive you nuts. That is the beauty of storytelling in any media. There is no one correct way to the finished product.…

World-Building

The Magic IF: I am a theatre teacher by training, so I take a number of ideas presented for producing theatre and acting and use them to help tell my stories. What is theatre but a different way of telling a story? Konstantin Stanislavski was a theatre practitioner and theorist at the turn of the century in Russia. In many ways, he is the beginning of the natural or realistic style of acting most people use and think of today when we watch theatrical performances. One of his many contributions was the concept of the Magic IF. I’m not going…