February 2016 archive

Feb 08

Chutes and Ladders—Plotting for ages 3-100

Games teach the mechanics of plot. A player begins Chutes and Ladders on a path with some ladders up and some chutes down. The sequence of action and consequence is plot, pure and simple. Same Game Different Century The Milton Bradley game comes from an ancient Indian game called Snakes and Ladders. In Moksha Patam, …

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Feb 06

Story Starters, Part 3

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”–Graham Greene Have you ever found yourself with the wrong friends? A fur hunter in the 1800s was severely …

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Feb 01

Editor’s Log: Happy Anniversary

Two years ago, on February 1, 2014, Deadwood Writer’s Voices was launched. With the help of a group of inspired editors and writers, many taking on both roles, this online writer’s / literary magazine took life, growing month by month. Thank you. As we launch year three, the publication has increased it’s writers and editors. …

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