Category Archives: Storytime

Storytime – The Crumb Correspondence – New Video Upload

Hello everyone

a few years back, when I was at University I had reason to study story structure and the interplay between reader and plot (more on that in a future video).  This proved to be beneficial when I read “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon (available HERE)

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(Don’t click – it is already embedded in this post)

I realised that the main character, Christopher, was in my mind a faithful but unreliable narrator.  By that I mean, he reports things as he saw them, but disregarded stuff he didn’t deem worthy, and really struggled to contextualize anything.  In fact there were many fine debates between my classmates and myself about his reliability.  But I digress.

From a structural point of view, I found this to be an interesting idea.  Someone who sees things, but doesn’t get what is going on.  This was something I wanted to experiment with, and as fortune would have it, I had the perfect character sitting on a page of my notebook waiting for just such an opportunity.  So, I give you, the Crumb Correspondence.  By me.

 

I hope you enjoyed that!  I certainly think it is one of my lighter pieces.

All the best

Happy Writing!

John

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Storytime – Thrown to Wolves – New Video Uploaded

Hi everyone

I hope you are well this week?  Today, I am showcasing a story I wrote a few years back when I was working out the backstory of one of my characters.  If you are interested in being a writer, hold onto that thought  as I touch on it in my character creation video, due for release soon.

In the meantime, enjoy Thrown to Wolves

 

I hope you enjoyed that, and that it gave you some food for thought!

All the best, and happy writing to you!

John

Don’t forget you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, and you can crowdfund this channel on Patreon

 

Storytime – Voices

Hello Everyone

As part of my ongoing commitment to storytelling, from time to time I will be posting some of my work, read to you by myself, for you to appreciate and hopefully enjoy.  It is also in part to give you an idea that I do have some expertise in what I am talking about, and I will try and pose some questions about the story at the end of each video.  These should not be viewed as homework so much as they are food for thought and prompts for discussion among a group of writers and story tellers.

And without further preamble, Voices…

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed that story as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Don’t forget you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, and you can crowdfund this channel on Patreon

All the best, and happy writing to you!

 

John