The Story Length Struggle

Story length is one of those storytelling components I obsess over. How long (or short) should it be? Should you stick to established word count or go rogue? Will anyone read it if it’s too long or too short? Word count charts are helpful. Articles on the importance of word counts are also helpful. But…

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Plot Twists & Storytelling

After watching the series finale of Game of Thrones, I thought about the role plot twists play in storytelling. They can make or break a story. They can excite a reader or completely turn them off. When I’m working on a story, sometimes I come up with the plot twist while I’m planning the story.…

Snapshot Storyteller: To Outline...or Nah? -- I had to figure out a way to write stories that would allow me the freedom to write as I go while still having some sort of structure. I think I finally figured it out. | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

To Outline…or Nah?

I have a love/hate relationship with outlining. As a creative, I love the freedom of creating a story as I go. I start with a fragment of a story idea and work it out as I go. Then there’s college (shudders). Years of academic papers stressed the importance of structure that¬†outlines provide. To make things…

Snapshot Storyteller: 3 Things That Inspire Me -- As a creative writer, I can never have enough inspiration. Having multiple sources of inspiration comes in handy in those moments where I'm not feeling so creative. On the site, I'm sharing 3 things that always inspire me. Enjoy! | www.snapshotstoryteller.com #amwriting #snapshotstoryteller #creativestoryteller #creative #storyteller #creativewriter #IWrite #WriteOn

3 Things that Inspire Me

Inspiration is my favorite part of storytelling. I’m inspired by so much and many of my inspirations are quite random. Since you can never be over-inspired,¬†I wanted to share some of my sources of inspiration with you. Enjoy! TV/Movies/Music The conflict, emotion, and character development of well-executed TV shows and movies inspire me. A character…