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Storytelling Exercise: Motif – by Melissa Donovan…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writing Forward: Today’s storytelling exercise is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills, which is packed with fiction-writing exercises designed to impart the basic techniques of storytelling. Today’s exercise is from chapter thirty-five. It’s called “Motif.” Enjoy! Motif

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