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The Art of Expanding and Condensing a Story

by Leon Conrad

Tall cylindrical residential building topped with a traditional Thai architectural complex towering over a lush landscape with a dragon encircling it: Wat Samphran, Bangkok, Thailand

How long should a piece of writing be?

There is a huge range of opportunities for writers to explore between the towering masterpiece that is War and Peace and a condensed microfiction six-word story.

But what makes a piece of writing of any length work?Read the post

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Explore the Deep Structure of Story

By Leon Conrad

"We are made of stories" written on a napkin next to coffee cup and pen

We’ve been telling stories way before we started writing them down.

The structures they follow are embodied within us.

There’s much we can learn about story—and about ourselves—from analysing the patterns that stories follow.

But how?

Tracing the Path of Story

My approach is to trace the patterns that each character in a story follows.… Read the post

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