RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode VI – March 2009

RamblingVerses Episode 6


Welcome to the sixth Story Institute newsletter…No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

Empowered Writers…

As we began our journey into the Netshow/Podcast world, bigger things had to move and adjust. One of the things that moved was this newsletter. So, since we are a little behind on sharing and growing, we are dedicating this issue to the many poems and short stories we have received for our contests. Remember, the deadlines for each contest are:

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RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode V – January 2009

RamblingVerses Episode 5


Welcome to the fifth Story Institute newsletter…No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

Engage a New Outlook…

Ahh, the new year…full of fun, full of frenzy, full of excuses not to write that new story, poem, novel, play, or check…There are always resolutions around writing if you are a writer. There are also at least double the excuses for every resolution going unfulfilled. The only one who can build the story you need to tell is you. You neighbor, your writing group or buddy, your small pet can only encourage the story to start, stop, or spin. You must engage in the actual writing. The inspiration was not meant for anyone else. Need to choose and write.

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RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode IV – December 2008

RamblingVerses Episode 4


Welcome to the fourth Story Institute newsletter…No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

Evoke the Holiday Angel…

With each new holiday, a new memory is created. The old ones do not just disappear. They simply blend together making new memories that grow to be more impactful on our lives. We live through each new event as if it is an expected occurrence. Think about why the holidays are celebrated. Think about the intensity each family member adds to the time together. Think about the connections you miss due to random memory lapses or holiday induced emotive moments.

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RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode III – November 2008

RamblingVerses Episode 3

Welcome to the third Story Institute newsletter. We’ve waited until now to release this edition, so…No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

Writing through the words…

Now is the time to write. Empower yourself to deliver the stories that lie within. November is National Novel Writing Month. So, break out the scrap paper, the simulated, onscreen paper, or the trusty, somewhat dusty notebook and write. Just sit down and do it. So far, we have focused on your muse…so, you should have the inspiration…and belief…without which your characters would not be real…wait a minute, they are characters…

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RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode II – August 2008

RamblingVerses Episode 2


Welcome to the second Story Institute newsletter. No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

During the autumn of inspiration, it is important for the belief to change colors, but remain attached to the base from which it sprouted. You read it correctly…the autumn of inspiration…Belief is an important part of any story. If you don’t truly believe in your characters, your story fades and falls just like leaves as the dye before winter. As you write, read, or just ponder your ramblings, take a step back and ask if you believe enough to be engaged for the duration of your piece. If it is just a temporary sprinkling of tasty water for the tree, reconsider where your thoughts are planted and move on.

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RamblingVerses Newsletter – Episode I – July 2008

RamblingVerses Episode 1 - July 2008-1


Welcome to the first Story Institute newsletter. No time for wasting…let’s rambling on through the storylines…

Whether you are composing a poem, scribbling a short story, or scratching out a novel, an inspiration is needed to get you going and maintain the explosions of creativity throughout your piece. Sometimes, we wonder where to find the missing muse. Sometimes, we think we see them, but become tricked by the lure of another voice. In the sections that follow, search for your muse. If you do not find him/her there, check out our website: http://www.storyinstitute.com/storylines/ or go on a mental walk-about, but find the inspiration before continuing. Otherwise, your verses, stories, and endeavors will become random ramblings lost without a muse…

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