3 Storytelling Lessons from STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE?

3 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Jar Jar Binks …. pod racing … there are a lot of reasons to not watch this movie, but is there anything it can teach us about storytelling? 1. Every character needs a role People hate Jar Jar Binks. That’s common knowledge. Unsurprisingly, the plot of The Phantom Menace would have developed in exactly the same … Read more3 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

1 Storytelling Lesson from STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI?

1 Storytelling Lesson from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

I’m by no means trying to suggest that Return of the Jedi is the episode of the Original Trilogy that is closest to perfection, but the biggest flaw with this movie is that the plot stalls in the middle, but what else can I say except that when the main characters spend the second act doing … Read more1 Storytelling Lesson from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

3 Storytelling Lessons from STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK?

3 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

We’ve learnt some storytelling lessons from A New Hope. What can we learn from The Empire Strikes Back? 1. Meaningless events: boring, confusing, pace killers The Empire Strikes Back starts with Luke being attacked by a wampa. Starting with conflict is great, especially when it prompts other characters to set goals; however, this attack serves no real purpose. When Han … Read more3 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

4 Storytelling Lessons from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE?

4 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars: A New Hope

I’ve always had a problem with criticism of the Star Wars prequel trilogy because what most people think are problems really aren’t, but after reading criticism of Rogue One, I’ve decided to break my silence. Let me preface by saying that I was introduced to Star Wars by my parents when I was a child in the early … Read more4 Storytelling Lessons from Star Wars: A New Hope

2 Storytelling Lessons from SIX OF CROWS | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from SIX OF CROWS?

2 Storytelling Lessons from SIX OF CROWS

I read the first chapter of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo for #FirstChapterFriday and enjoyed it so much that I decided to read the rest of the book. I loved it and, as I can never turn off my editor brain, I pulled out two great storytelling lessons this book has to teach writers. 1. Don’t … Read more2 Storytelling Lessons from SIX OF CROWS

4 Storytelling Lessons from THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER | Analysing other stories can help you develop your own storytelling skills. What storytelling lessons can we learn from THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER?

4 Storytelling Lessons from THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER

After reading the first chapter of the Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury for #FirstChapterFriday, I decided to finish the book. The first chapter started out great, but I noted that the second half of it took a bad turn and hoped that the story would right itself in the following chapters. It didn’t. Here are … Read more4 Storytelling Lessons from THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER