Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone of Storytelling
Story Alchemy is a companion volume to David Sheppard’s Novelsmithing. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you’ll be blown away by Story Alchemy.
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I have reached another milestone in writing Robot Dawn. This morning I rolled over to 1,500 pages (511,060 words). Quite an endeavor. I am gettin closer to the end of the second draft, which is a more complete rendering of … Continue reading
Writing Robot Dawn seems to go on forever. I now have 1,352 pages (465,118 words). As of now, it appears to be a 5-book series concerning an odyssey about the Solar System. I completed the first rough draft last year and launched … Continue reading
It’s been a little over three years since my first post on this website, and I thought it was long past time for an update. So here’s where this project stands as of October 2019. I am well over 700 … Continue reading