“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Zora Neale Hurston
With our first episode we just wanted to sit down and have a chat about the basics of story.
Here’s and overview of what we discuss in the video:
Pick your genre
This shouldn’t limit you, but it’s never a bad idea to have a general direction picked out. Feel free to mix and match genres.
Have a point
Your story needs to have purpose your audience can grasp – echo your themes.
What do you want your audience to take away from this story? Be sure it’s going to stick with them after the credits roll.
Stereotypes & clichés
By understanding them you can easily avoid them, or even better, bend them to your will.
Know your conflict
Knowing what is truly driving your story will allow you to better serve it.
Let us know what you think of the episode. What are some troubles you have faced when trying to start a story?