Sucker Punch:: Guardian AngelEveryone has an angel.
A guardian who watches over us.
We can't know what form they'll take.
One day, old man.
Next day, little girl.
But don't let appearances fool you.
They can be as fierce as any dragon.
Yet they're not here to fight our battles.
but to whisper from our heart.
reminding that it's us...
lt's every one of us who holds
the power over the worlds we create..
We can deny our angels exist..
convince ourselves they can't be real.
But they show up anyway.
At strange places.
And at strange times.
They can speak through any character
we can imagine.
They'll shout through demons
if they have to...
challenging us to fight.
Story Sketch TutorialThe key to my writing process is in the planning. I make a story sketch before I ever start writing the actual story. A story sketch is different than a plot summary in it's detail. A plot summary is brief, letting you know just the basics. A story sketch will include the main points and occurrences, but not be too in depth. I am not able to do indents because of DA's format, so if you see -indent- it means that there's an indent, pretty simple right?Story Sketch Tutorial5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Basic format of a story sketch
Event that starts the story.
-indent- Put details about this event. Main character reactions and immediate consequences.
On a new line without an indent put the next main event.
-indent- Again place your main details about the event.
Continue doing this until you've gone through the story. A story sketch should be a few pages long for most stories. I'm going to put an example story sketch below. I will
How to Write an Original StoryEvery great story is about the same thing: exploring and defining the limits of the human spirit. By that definition, one might think it impossible to write anything truly original, but how can you really define originality?How to Write an Original Story2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Is originality about changing the human condition? Or is that impossible? The human condition is a constant, so it's consistent in every story ever told. What changes is the lens through which we see the human condition.
Therefore, an original story can be defined as a story that uses a new perspective to commentate on the human condition.
To write an original story, you must first understand the human spiritwhat makes it soar and what makes it break. Once you do, you are then free to create characters and put them in a world and situation that will test the limits of their humanity.
That's the core of every brilliant story. Originality isn't about changing this; it's about showing it in new and creative ways. Don't try to tell a new story. Tell an old story
Character Biography TemplateThis is a basic template for creating a character. You can modify it to your needs, but I have tried to include everything you will need.Character Biography Template5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Hair (color and length)
Place as character(standard, warrior, knight, mage, etc.)
Cultural Background (different than culture. Culture is current, background is past)
Family (Parents, children, in-laws, spouse
What do they do when they get depressed
Mind you, these are not in a logical order, and if I've forgotten some, I'll add them when I realize it. If yoiu use this, I would ask that you send me your results so that I can get a look at your characters. I'll add some links onto this to some when I do them