Column by BH Shepherd
A look at a key part of Red Dead Redemption 2's celebrated narrative.
Column by Christopher Shultz April 30, 2015
It's true that knowing spoilers won't hinder your enjoyment of a narrative. But it's also true that they will.
Column by BH Shepherd November 20, 2014
The next gaming generation is here, so why are video games still making the same old storytelling mistakes?
Column by Christopher Shultz April 11, 2014
Season finales don't have to be frustrating moments for viewers, and no other show pulls off a gratifying dénouement like 'Game of Thrones.' Let's discuss the whys and hows of it, shall we?
Column by BH Shepherd January 31, 2014
Details are important, but so is what you leave out. A look at the subtle art of untold stories.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 3, 2014
Screenwriters and directors are storytellers, too. What can you, as a writer, learn from them?
Column by Robbie Blair December 20, 2013
I share some of my favorite word-nerd games, including well-tried classics, lesser-known gems, and some truly strange favorites.
Column by BH Shepherd June 4, 2013
While it bears the brand of a franchise best known for being about exploring the unknown, the latest installment from Abrams is content to boldly go where many movies have gone before.
Column by John Jarzemsky May 2, 2013
Telling a great story involves a slow and controlled release of information, but sometimes, the questions we choose not to answer are even more important.
Column by Jon Gingerich December 20, 2012
A list of the some of the most predictable, clichéd storylines that somehow continue to appear in fiction workshops again, and again, and again.
Column by Jon Gingerich August 23, 2012
Writers who find themselves wrestling with point-of-view problems may want to consider a technique that combines the best of two narrative modes.
5 Questions With LitReactor's Latest Instructor, Vanessa Veselka; 'Leading With Voice' Starts MondayInterview by Rob Hart April 4, 2012
Vanessa Veselka's class, LEADING WITH VOICE, is in session on Monday. We've posed five questions to her, about the immediacy of the first-person narrative, and her debut novel 'Zazen.'
Column by Jon Gingerich March 15, 2012
Why failing to establish clear narrative patterns or ignoring a story’s natural capacity to surprise can render an otherwise compelling work into an instant dud.
Column by John Jarzemsky December 13, 2011
Are video games beginning to make us think differently about narrative? A look at historical trends in different mediums and narrative styles, and what that might mean for the future.