Three steps to create yourself an epic username

Disclaimer: Some of the below links may be affiliate links, if you want more information on what that means you can view my full disclaimer here What’s in a name? As Shakespeare once famously asked,” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” By the reality is that there is a lot to tell about someone by their name, and no, I am not talking […]

Day Z Journal Day 8

This is a continuation of my adventures in the game Day-Z, you can read my earlier adventures here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7 Well, after waking up in a pile of hay in the corner of the abandoned barn, I am glad to find that I have survived the night without being devoured by a horde of zombies. Surveying the surrounding area I find several more […]

Delivery

What is the Delivery? Your delivery is perhaps the most important piece of the entire story telling process. This is what will determine whether you create a truly epic story or a completely forgettable one. The exact same words can be delivered either by someone with the voice and dictation of Morgan Freeman, or by someone who sounds like Elmer Fudd and it will be received completely differently! That is not to say that someone […]

Day Z Journal Day 7

This is a continuation of my adventures in the game of Day-Z, if you wish to read of my earlier adventures you can do so here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 After taking a quick look around the apartment building I spent the night in, I quickly move on to the next part of town where I believe there is a smaller supermarket and some more industrial buildings […]

Resolution

What is the resolution? The resolution is what brings your story all together, this is where all of the unanswered questions finally get answered and the mysteries are revealed, unless of course you are telling an episodic story, like many tv shows, where you intend to leave your audience on the edge of their seats until the next episode. The resolution is where your protagonist finally accomplishes their goal, and resolves the conflict with their […]

Day Z Journal Day 6

This is a continuation of my adventures in the game of Day-Z, if you wish to read the earlier adventures you can do so here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 After spending the night in the abandoned apartment building I cautiously survey the surrounding country side, thankfully it all still appears to be quiet, besides the steady low moaning arising from all of the surrounding countryside. As I leave the […]

Conflict

What is Conflict? This is where we start getting into the meat of the story. Every story is about conflict, whether it is on a grand scale of world encompassing war, or someone trying to find their next meal to survive on, or even as simple as someone fighting their stomach over the decision of whether or not to have that second helping of pie after dinner.   Logical The conflict however must be logical, […]

Day Z Journal Day 5

This is a continuation of my adventures in the game Day-Z, if you want to read the previous entries you can do so here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 As I slowly peer outside of the warehouse that I spent the night in, I carefully(ok, so somewhat haphazardly) plan my run through this city. It looks like there is a number of residential buildings nearby, to the north and west of my […]

Setting

What is the setting? The setting of your story is the backdrop upon which the play that is your story is carried out upon. While it may not seem as much of a focal point as some of the other building blocks, it can still be the difference between a block buster story and someone trying to pawn off a story about a big bad wolf huffing and puffing at the Empire State building.   […]

The Antagonist

What is an Antagonist? An antagonist is the opposite of the protagonist(for more details on the Protagonist refer to this previous article); they are the force or character that opposes them. An epic storyteller has much more liberty with the antagonist then they do the protagonist generally, as the antagonist does not even need to be a character! The antagonist can be a force of nature, such as in The Old Man and the Sea, […]