storytelling Archives - J. Kenner

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Pick Your Story … aka Battle of the Fab Ideas

Release the balloons!! This is the very first installment in my new Writes & Wrongs column, where every Wednesday we talk about all things related to the craft and business of storytelling. I’m ridiculously excited about this new feature on my blog. Not only will I be posting columns about writing, but at least once […]

Indiana Jones and the First Rule of Writing Fiction

As in life, first impressions are everything in writing fiction, and writers can learn a lot from the classic, stellar film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That movie is, frankly, a wellspring of examples of great story-telling. Right now, I’m focusing on only one. First impressions Who is Indiana Jones? Well, he’s the hero of […]

Grandmas, astronauts, and one heck of a tall tale

I’ve been having fun with the stories about my Grandma Ebby, and recently I shared a fun one involving NASA and diapers (no, really) over at S.M. Nonnemacher’s blog. (I swore I already posted a link from here, but clearly I’m getting senile at all of 27. Twenty-seven, yes, really. It’s all about embellishing stories […]

I make sh*t up…I must be human!

I’m taking an online class (April Kilhstrom’s Book-in-a-Week, which is amazing by the way), and she addresses both fiction and nonfiction books. As I was reading through some of the lessons yesterday, something about those words got stuck in my craw. Now, I’m not a linguist by any stretch of the imagination (and I’m far […]

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