Posing a Juxta

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, …

3D- Character Dimensions

Not exactly Story Toolkit approved, but another take on character dimensions!- J. Ward Edited from Storyfix.com Somewhere along the writing road you’ve surely read a critic describe a protagonist in a story as one dimensional. But what are they? What’s that extra dimension about, anyhow? What does it even mean? The first dimension of character – surface traits, quirks and …

Storyshowing

Mouths gape in awe as my students struggle to believe me. I explain again, that I don’t keep music on my phone. This doesn’t mean, I don’t use audio. I listen to spoken word- podcasts and audio drama. Recently, I’ve discovered the “speed up” feature on my podcast app and I devour my audio efficiently. What a joy! I remember …

Audio Drama has a Diversity Problem

It is safe to say, I’m an audio drama addict (apologies to Dani Cutler who first coined the term). I’ve been listening to radio plays and audio plays and audio books and experimental audio storytelling since I was very young. From my earliest memories, I remember my parents gave me records of Old Time Radio heroes. I grew up listening …

Discovery is Better than You Think

Whenever a new Star Trek arrives you can expect a great deal of push-back from the fans. It seems that everyone wants the Star Trek that they most remember. Star Trek Discovery is no different. The fans have spoken, and many are pretty upset. Some of the bigest arguments I’ve read on Facebook and Twitter are: that the story is disjointed; …