Story Solution

The Story Solution: Plot

The Story Solution: Plot

To avoid wandering aimlessly, losing the reader, or putting them to sleep, story plot is important. With the Story Solution Sean & Johnny show the way!

The Story Solution: Characters

The Story Solution: Characters

Characters are the driving force behind story. We judge them on how they change and by how they interact with others.

The Story Solution: Ideal Reader & Hook

The Story Solution: Ideal Reader & Hook

Ideal Reader A story with a single, driving purpose. A central theme. A reason for the narrative to be told, rather than the noisy, aimless hodgepodge that too many of us are content to experience and label the modern condition.   It all starts with your ideal reader. We should explain. In Stephen King’s book On…

The Story Solution: Tone & Voice

The Story Solution: Tone & Voice

The same story can be told in different ways. That’s where tone (or, if you prefer, mood), comes in.   Whenever we have a cover made for one of our books, the designer asks us to fill out a form describing a few key details about the story. We’re always asked about genre, because that’s the…

The Story Solution: Genre Therapy Part Two

The Story Solution: Genre Therapy Part Two

Genre Therapy is just like normal therapy, but applied to story.   And therapy, vastly simplified, is all about digging under the surface of a person to figure out what’s really going on, because what you see on the top is never the whole story, or even the real one.   On the surface, a person might…

The Story Solution: Genre Therapy Part One

The Story Solution: Genre Therapy Part One

Genre refers to the specific type of story you’ll be telling. It’s one of the first things you’ll want to decide about your life. Because this is an odd concept, hang tight while we take you on a short diversion into genre and what it means in the book and movie world. In a physical…