Love To Write

A Celebration of The Creative Process of Writing

Category: storytelling

The Japanese have a word for it: saku-taku-no-ki.

The Japanese have a word for it: saku-taku-no-ki. Saku – the special sounds a mother hen makes tapping on an…

There are only two or three human stories . . .

“Yes, sometimes, when I think about father and mother and those who are gone; so many of our old neighbors.”…

Good stories start where others end.

Good stories start where others end. – Jon Franklin, author of Writing for Story (1994)

The Garden Is a World Filled with Secrets

The things you remember about a person when they’re gone are funny. No two people will feel the same way,…

Conflict Is One Form of Behavior. There Are Others . . .

Modernist manuals of writing often conflate story with conflict. This reductionism reflects a culture that inflates aggression and competition while…

The importance of stories, from Crow and Weasel

“Remember on this one thing,” said Badger. “The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If…

There is only one plot

There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot –…

All the stories I would like to write persecute me

All the stories I would like to write persecute me. When I am in my chamber, it seems as if…

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