Story Sorcery

Advice and Thoughts on the Craft of Storytelling in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

​Story Grammar: Distinguish Between Descriptive and Prescriptive Story Advice

There’s a lot of writing advice out there. It is not difficult to find. It is also not difficult to feel overwhelmed by it all and, consequently, a bit inadequate as a writer. If you’re like me, you may question yourself on occasion. Am I doing this right? Should I be waking up at 4:00am every...

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Story Consumption: How to Read Like a Writer

You are what you eat when it comes to stories. In my MFA program, we were required to read 80 books over the two-year course of study. Like most writers, I was already a voracious reader, but time constraints and job demands had meant that I read far fewer than 40 books a year. (I did,...

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