Write the Good Write

As you venture through Story Institute looking for story topics, poem ideas, or writing tips, use these guidelines to help with your journey.  This post was written for a younger writer who was looking for a complete storyline and character development.  We have changed it for a general audience with … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 38 – Dream and Write

Are you writing about what you dream or do you dream of writing…decide and tell your story… Featured Quote: “All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” William Faulkner Featured Poems: There is … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 37 – Poems and Prompts

Poems from our forums and relationships found… Featured Quotes: “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust Featured Poem: One Word Is … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 36 – Choices

Choices for you and choices for your characters…End where you began but make it a good one… Feature Quote: “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” Frank Lloyd Wright Featured Poem:Traveling Through the Dark By: William Stafford Traveling through … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 35 – Still Listening

More podcasts and thoughts to get your writing moving and your creativity flowing…John shares one last handful of his favorite audio inspirations… Featured Quotes: A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. By: Robert Frost A poem begins in delight and … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 34 – Listen Then Write

Podcasts and thoughts to get your writing moving and your creativity flowing…John shares a handful of his favorite audio inspirations… Featured Quote: Belief, by definition is an assent to a proposition. It is any cognitive content that is held true. It is some expression or a vague idea in which … Continue reading

Story Institute – RamblingVerser Episode 33 – Believe Your Characters

Do you believe in your characters? OK, but do you have faith in your characters to live beyond the time you put them on paper? Is there a difference? Listen and engage in the writing prompts. Featured Quote: Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active. Edith Hamilton … Continue reading