The Writers Take #007

The Writers Take #007

If I were you, I’d have thought that this week would have been a Barbiehiemer or San Diego Comic-Con take, but fear not, I never cease to disappoint. Those will come, in spades I might add, but today, I wanted to bring us back to some writing tips. Have you ever had an idea that you felt was so unique, and different, only to have a friend, loved one, or complete stranger tell you they weren’t a fan of it?

Well, if not, then you’re not taking enough shots on goal, go out there and pitch your ideas more, but if you're like me, this is a fairly normal occurrence. Today, I want to spend some time discussing what it means to make something unique, untethered to the zeitgeist and strange.

First and foremost, and I’m just going to come out the gate and say this, if you think you have something super fresh and new, and it doesn’t make the people you are telling it to uncomfortable, then I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your idea ain’t that unique. It is a standard human emotion to feel strange, uneasy and unnerved by something different. And different is the name of the creative game.

Different is what pushes boundaries, different is what makes us stand out. One of the biggest lies growing up is that being different is not ok. Being different is everything.

The 7 Types of Stories

Speaking of being different, let's get into our core topic today. The 7 types of stories and how to differentiate yourself from the pack. There is an old adage that there are only 7 stories in the world:

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