The Phases of the Hero’s Journey

If all you have is a hammer, then every story you see is “The Hero’s Journey”… Every once in a while I’m blessed to be asked to join Don and Rob in their epic podcast The Department of Nerdly Affairs. If you love all things nerdy and geeky, you really should subscribe. Certainly, some of those discussions we have are …

Crooked Spine?

Writer extraordinaire, Rob Paterson has a great post about the S.P.I.N.E. of Writing. on his blog. Rob points out that for a story to be successful it must have at least one of the following five elements of the SPINE: Skills – If a story teaches the audience how to do something, whether it’s growing plants, judging wine, star-ship tactical combat, …