StoryFix.com Cliffs Notes Page

@Mitch asked me in the last challenge for help in figuring out how to get his ideas into book format. Mitch has read Larry’s book on Story Engineering but still has questions about how to tackle the ideas in his head.

I understand what Mitch is saying. I have not written a book, but I will use Larry’s advice when I’m ready. As an exercise, I tried to remember all the different resources Larry has given over the years but I couldn’t.  Instead of constantly forgetting them, I decided to list the prime resources I feel will help folks like Mitch. Now we’ll have these all in one place so we won’t have to search for them again. I may add more if I remember anything I’ve forgotten:

  1. The Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You’ll Ever See
  2. 8 Moments You Must Delvier To Your Readers
  3. Story Structure Poster
  4. Beat Sheet Explained
  5. Beat Sheet Template
  6. Story Structure & Beat Sheet Poster (8.5 x 11 inch)
  7. Story Structure & Beat Sheet Poster (8.5 x 14 inch)
  8. Find your story with What Ifs (and the comments)
  9. Study Screenwriting
  10. Structure Your Short Stories (This is good for CCC entries)

Print these items and put them into a binder. When you have a good story idea, use the above resources and polish that idea into a solid story.


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #180

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. It’s been so long
  2. You never know
  3. Why should I?
  4. Original
  5. Odd
  6. Humor
  7. Influence
  8. Sense
  9. High
  10. Luck

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #179

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Bone
  2. Bore
  3. Bunk
  4. Blow
  5. Break
  6. Beat
  7. Bleed
  8. Bloom
  9. Budge
  10. Bend

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #178

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Log
  2. Long
  3. Lucky
  4. Loose
  5. Love
  6. Lick
  7. Lips
  8. Lemon
  9. Least
  10. Legal

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #177

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Thing
  2. Try
  3. Test
  4. Twist
  5. Think
  6. Trust
  7. Thank
  8. Treat
  9. Twice
  10. Thick

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #176

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Justify
  2. Return
  3. Request
  4. Pay
  5. Don’t
  6. Stop
  7. Deck
  8. Lock
  9. Never
  10. Away

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #175

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Do
  2. Run
  3. Go
  4. Stop
  5. Slice
  6. Piece
  7. Get
  8. Give
  9. Eye
  10. Tear

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #174

Today we have our own Jennifer Luitwieler picking the words. Her first book, “Run With Me: An Accidental Runner and the Power of Poo,” was released on September 1st, by Civitas Press. The book hit several bestselling lists that day and details how she became a runner to stop the dog from pooping under her sewing table. Instead of training The Dog, she trained herself. She can be found on twitter: @jenluit and on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jenluitwieler.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Malodorous – having a bad odor
  2. Cogent – Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing
  3. Ship
  4. Stylist
  5. Choice
  6. Digits
  7. Shortsighted
  8. Pudding
  9. Sack
  10. Slacks

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Happy Labor Day – No Challenge Today

Have fun. Enjoy your families. Get your game face on for Thursday.

You all are the best!

Shane


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #173

Today we have our own Jace Daniel Albao choosing the words for today’s challenge. His novel Under Angels is now available on Amazon, with its adapted screenplay currently being shopped. It’s a supernatural thriller; think Jacob’s Ladder meets Fight Club meets A Beautiful Mind. The Crow with anagrams instead of kung fu! Get it for Kindle here!

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Sinister
  2. Intelligence
  3. Message
  4. Purgatory
  5. Balance
  6. Ghost
  7. Tragedy
  8. Grudge
  9. Art
  10. Love

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there