Reflective Writing

I already have told you about the use of meditation during my creative process. My method promotes a subconscious state of creative alertness that works permanently even in sleep. It awakes your Jungian "Active Imagination" as a tool for artistic creation. "Reflective Writing" is not part of the meditation itself, but they go hand in hand. Every w...
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Story Structure

  I am pretty sure that you don't want to revisit the same concepts you have learned before about narrative plots and story structure. Instead, you may be expecting to read about the practicality of these concepts applied to a real-life example. There are plenty of resources out there, including extensive books and free video tutorials as well...
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The idea beyond the story.

All of these examples are by themselves good stories, but the idea behind them goes way beyond that. One example from antiquity "Oedipus The King" is considered a masterpiece of ancient Greek tragedy. In this tragedy, Oedipus has become the king of Thebes. He doesn't realize his actions are fulfilling a prophecy. The prophecy said that he would kil...
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The initial idea

  As we established in the last blog, there are so many opinions about this topic. It seems that there are as many ways to obtain creative ideas as there are writers. We can go from Margaret Atwood's method to begin a story, which implies no initial idea, to systemic ways to find ideas. Some writers read other writer's works to get their own i...
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Welcome to the Magical Mystery Course

​You are invited to participate in this Experimental Writing Project. This is an open and interactive project in which we will go throughout the process of creating a novel from scratch, reviewing the most common theories, and going some steps further. Instead of buying expensive courses, we intend to share the knowledge we have accumulated as writ...
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How does a story begin?

​ The question seems to be inherent and ubiquitous both in the field of aspiring writers and among the public. It would seem that there are as many answers as writers. With some difficulty, it is possible to start taxonomizing responses in species and subspecies. One finds that they can be distributed over a broad spectrum that ranges from the most...
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