100 Types of Stories

Types of stories are like ideas. The only limit is our imagination. It only takes one new idea to rewrite the realm of possibility. A writing teacher once said, “There are only two stories. A stranger comes to town and a man goes on a trip.” Leo Tolstoy is credited …

Jack Katz: On Creativity, Synchronicity, Fear, and Romantic Beauty and Human Tragedy

By Seth Singleton Discovery is an original experience. I first experienced Jack Katz through his art. I saw a drawing that was hanging in the restroom at Sam’s Log Cabin in Albany, Ca. My wife and I had stopped in for breakfast. After we ordered our meal I used the …

A Story from Mike Grell about Green Arrow, The Longbow Hunters, and Frank Miller

By Seth Singleton Meeting Mike Grell I met Mike Grell at the Santa Rosa ToyCon in September. It was an unplanned trip and an unexpected meeting. When I turned a corner and saw him drawing an original Warlord commission I was starstruck. But the moment I stopped at his table to introduce …

Write Fire Not Smoke

Editing the Fire When you are telling a story you want to write fire not smoke. Editing is playing with fire. In this case the goal is a controlled burn. However even a spark can become a wildfire. I recorded a podcast and wrote this post about editing for a …

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