When Geppetto made Pinocchio, he began by using an enchanted piece of wood. This gave him a significant head start on the task of making a wooden boy seem so real he actually came to life!
Luckily, we writers have some enchanted materials of our own to work with. There’s no building material more flexible yet durable than storytelling.
But the process of turning mere marks on a page into characters who live and breathe and feel as real — okay, realer — than the people we know in “real life” certainly feels like magic!
How do we do it? That's the subject of this week’s discussion. Some points covered:
Many thanks to Path of the Storyteller follower Jaron for requesting this topic!
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