When I was in second grade, Ms. George taught us how to write a story. She used the storysaurus. He was a dinosaur with spikes on his back. Each spike represented a chapter, and his whole body represented the story’s main plot. I fell instantly in love with storysaurus, and I still use him to this day.
And, because I love you–and because you probably have no idea what I’m talking about… I made you a little drawing:
(If you click the drawing, it should show you a larger version)
The thing about storysaurus is that he makes it super fun to plot stories, for kids, grownups, best selling authors, you know– the usual. 🙂
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Thursday 7th of July 2011
I don't remember how I got here, but this is the most epical thing I have ever seen. I am already thinking of how amazingly helpful the STORYSAURUS will be. Also - I too hear a deep echoy voice when I read the word. Which is why it must be in all caps.
I also realize that this is a year old, but that does not make it any less epic.
I may actually link to this in my Writerly Monday post :D
Friday 8th of July 2011
@Rebecca T, Oh, sure the STORYSAURUS might be old, but he's timeless I tell ya-- TIMELESS :) Thanks for stopping by!!
Saturday 17th of July 2010
My dinos are thrilled to meet the storysaurus. They get their whole evolution so much better now. The day I figured out I could teach adult writers the same way I taught kids, it was like we got the dinos off our backs and played with them instead. I'll share this with them. Check out PLOT & STRUCTURE by James Scott Bell for more ways to look at story arc. Thanks for this delightful post, and thanks to fun-cartoon-guy Dana Sullivan for leading me here.