How to use a simple method for a good story?

Of course, we all understand writing is hard. But what if you could simplify the process of starting?

Recently, I stumbled across an interesting article that helped me formulate this idea of change-

How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method by 

In this article, I learned how to break down a story smaller and smaller until I get to the core.

Dead or Alive written on paper

  • One word can change a sentence.
  • One changed sentence can change a paragraph.
  • One changed paragraph can change the plot.


And how to successfully use PLOT Mutation.

Looking at sky through cutout

By looking at a story with a different perspective and making a simple, but profound change, you can turn an old plot into your own.

Give Tal’s article a read and see if you can manipulate a story into something new.




Special-Read all about it!

Thank you for the honor. Scott mentioned that some bloggers do not accept awards. I am not one of them. I accept all awards, from the prestigious, to the silly and anything in-between. I love bling of any kind. Thank you Scott.

You might note that Scott suggested to send out 15 blogger awards, I am only sending out 7. Sorry but oh well. If as Scott mentions below you are not into this type of fun, please ignore. To the others enjoy. I do love reading your blogs and hope you continue writing your nuggets of wisdom.

I got nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I was nominated by a fellow blogger and reader of this blog, Scott L Vannatter! Which according to him, the Dragon’s Loyalty Award is a combination of both The Versatile Blogger Award and The Very Inspiring Blog Award.  Thanks Scott… check out his blog >HERE <. 

Now with anything there are rules:

1. Display the Award on your site

2. Announce it with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present 15 awards to deserving Bloggers.  I follow a lot of bloggers who do not accept awards, plus, I try to get newer ones brought in, so the list will be shorter and if you are not on it and wanted to be, I am so sorryhmmsince it’s short, perhaps you can drop me a note.

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them to the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

The Bloggers I honor are:

Becoming French with a Texas Flair

Cow Pasture Chronicles

Lillie McFerrin Writes

The Other Side of the Story

Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Kill Zone

The write life

All Nine

About me:

  1. I hate the cold and become a bit of a hermit during the winter.
  2. I love reading scary books but don’t have as much time as I like to read them.
  3. I’m a sweet aholic, Bluebell icecream is my weakness.
  4. I’m crazy about my grandchildren and they have me wrapped around their little fingers.
  5. I play the lotto, and dream of what I’d do with the winnings.
  6. I’m the oldest of six kids.
  7. I’ve dreamed of living in Hawaii.