Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 25 - Time Back from Beyond


Time Back from Beyond…New focus and new writing prompts…
Quote of the week: “I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.”
~ Samuel Beckett
Short Story Focus and Topic: “The Open Boat” ~ Stephen Crane
Read the entire short story here:
Stephen Crane – Open Boat
Write a modern version of the “Open Boat”. What changes? Is there technology? Is the boat bigger or smaller?

Poem and Poetry Topic: “The Flea” ~ John Donne
The Flea
by John Donne
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 28 - Reflection and Knowledge


Reflect on your Knowledge and Imagine a new world…oh yeah, and write about it…
  
Featured Quote:
“I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.”    “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”
~Immanuel Kant
   
Featured Poem:
Ode on a Grecian Urn
~ John Keats
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 29 - Remember & Write


Connecting Your Storyline with Your Storyline…
  
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Featured Quotes:
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
~ Fred Rogers
  
“Quite often somebody will say, What year do your books take place? and the only answer I can give is, In childhood.”
~ Beverly Cleary
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 30 - Grab a Newspaper, Quick


Grab that paper and write…a newspaper that is…

“If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play at it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.”
~ Bob Hope

Headlines to help you with thoughts, ideas to a provide realistic writing prompts:
“Run over on a Florida beach: can’t Americans walk anywhere at all?”
“No Flat for Cats”
“App Tells You Whether Your Date is a ‘Keeper’ or ‘Crazy'”
“Talking about a stinky subject”

Look up these headlines, of merely use them to help you come up with subjects for your storylines. What direction will you choose? Have you found other stories out there? Share them here or elsewhere, but write and enjoy.
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 31 - Elementary Dear What’s Your Name


A look at a better story driven character and your connection as a writer…

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Featured Quote:
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930), (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915

Featured Short Story:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Adventure 4 – The Boscombe Valley Mystery
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 32 - Search for Your Voice


John releases some inner voices…what do you release in your writing…

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This week’s episode was brought to you by Enchanted Travel Tales (
www.enchantedtraveltales.com), bringing travel, magic, and fun to your holidays.

Featured Quotes:
“Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.”
Henry Miller

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”
William Shakespeare
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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 33 - Believe Your Characters


Do you believe in your characters? OK, but do you have faith in your characters to live beyond the time you put them on paper? Is there a difference? Listen and engage in the writing prompts.

Featured Quote:
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
Edith Hamilton

Inspiration for this week’s conversation:
Six Characters in Search of an Author is the most famous and celebrated play by the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello

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