Remember: Writing is Storytelling!

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As writers, we must remember–first and foremost–that what we are doing is telling a story.

While gossip, hyperbole, lying, (or reality augmentation), and obfuscation
may not be admirable traits in real life . . . they may be useful when writing.

Plots and characters can reflect life, but be bigger than life.

Writers can steal ideas from life. Characters can be an exaggerated version of someone we know!

Today’s Assignment: Use a diagram such as this one to help develop your plot.

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This short video explains how imagery has been a part of storytelling since the beginning of time.

Whether we are writing prose, creating a graphic novel, or writing a screenplay–our words paint mental images for our audience.

Go forth! Create!