The Thing About Story

Braden Thompson
Parsing through everything story has to offer.
Created 10 Jul 2021
  • Special Delivery
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Dollar Dollar Bills Let’s say you are gifted $10,000. Hell yeah, right? While not a life-changing sum of money, it’s still something to smile about. But even if the sum were higher or lower, how the n...
  • Descend into the Unknown
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi, crew. This week’s newsletter has a little heft. But there is a choose-your-own adventure aspect later, so it can be slightly less hefty if you choose. Let’s crack open some stories. Of Blue’s Clue...
  • Sunday Story: The Accident
    06 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I don’t know what it is about Sunday, but it feels like a good day for stories. Over the past few years, my favorite stories to write have been anecdotes about my life. I have never really kept a trad...
  • Don't Tell People How to Experience Your Stories
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    But First: What Random Memories of You Are Floating around in Stranger’s Minds? I read an interesting article this week by Jason Schwartzman (no, not that one, I double checked). It’s basically about ...
  • Why Characters in Horror Movies Investigate Creepy Sounds in the Basement
    19 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    But First: This Week in Nonfiction You Couldn’t Write as Fiction Sometimes true stories are so crazy that they would never work as fiction because they wouldn’t be believable. I watched a short docume...
  • How Storytellers Show Scale
    05 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    The Best Story I Heard This Week Before we start mixing the flour, water, salt, and yeast on this week’s newsletter, I wanted to share the best story I heard this week. This week’s story is brought to...
  • Collecting String
    22 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Cheers to the first edition of The Thing About Story! A few (four) comments before we embark. Sometimes I write long things and sometimes I write short things. But I’ll try to keep my opening sections...
  • Coming Soon
    13 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is just a placeholder so you don’t have to stare at a blank screen while I get this thing up and running. But you can read more about The Thing About Story here. Also, subscribe to make sure you ...
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