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Crafting the Master Detective

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We all have one: a favorite detective. Who hasn’t binge-watched episodes of their favorite detective show? Okay, maybe not everyone loves crime shows or will stay up into the pre-dawn hours reading an Agatha Christie novel; however, most of us can think of a crime show or book they’ve enjoyed.What makes a good crime story?… Read more »

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How long should a chapter be?

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How long should a chapter be?  Should be it be one scene? Is there a word maximum or minimum to guide us?  Like all story questions we analyze with our Story Grid tools, we can take an analytical approach to this problem and come up with an answer supported by the stories we love to study. Why… Read more »

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Stories as Equipment for Living

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Today’s post zooms out thirty thousand feet to get fundamentally fundamental with this question: Where do stories come from?  Apologies in advance for the academically dense approach, but we have seen before the value that scholars like Norman Friedman, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell bring to our understanding of story and the contributions they have… Read more »

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