I found an interesting tidbit that I thought would be a great addition to the Writer’s Toolbox. I put it at the bottom of the “General Writing” category.
I’m always on the lookout for neat links to contribute to the Writer’s Toolbox (and if any of you spot something worthy of the list, certainly let me know) to help us all keep the words flowing.
It’s a periodic table for storytelling. Now before you try to recall your chemicals, this isn’t about science. It’s likely shaped that way to have something that’s easy to navigate. The creator of this chart went to great lengths to categorize and describe a large number of story devises, tropes, story modifiers, and hero and villain archetypes.
If you dig a little deeper to the website itself (just by clicking on one of the boxes in the chart) and then click the “toys” along the top left, you’ll find a story idea generator. Just above that is a story pitch generator.
These are simply to get the idea wheel turning, which could be quite helpful to someone who is in need of that spark. As you all check it out, let me know what you think of it via a “like” or comment on the Writer’s Toolbox page.