Reena’s Exploration Challenge #137 — Platform and Cave

Platform and Cave …. by Jade Li/Lisa

Tao Talk

I turned the first two into acronyms and filled them out with aspects of each.

The writer’s platform is a framework to build your scaffolding for the story:

Point of View – there is no story without a point of view
Life – the story comes with how people, places, and things interact with each other
Attitude – a character without attitude, or personality, is robotic, sterile, and/or it’s an instructional manual
Theme/topic – you should have an initial idea but keep it flexible as you go
Form – will it be a poem, a short story, an essay, a novel, fiction, non-fiction
Organization – it has to be cohesive; organized does not mean linear (necessarily)
Relevant – connecting with the emotional circuitry of your reader in some way
Memorable – making your story stand out from the zillions of other stories…

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