How do I learn to write good stories?
Short answer: read a lot to know what good writing looks like then
start writing -- a lot. Practice, practice, practice.
Long answer: read up on the subject of writing and then practice.
What follows are a few links to online resources that can help you learn
to be a better storyteller. These links don't teach you how to actually
write a Kamishibai (that's generally covered in this FAQ), these links
teach you the techniques and guidelines for writing better stories. How
to construct a story, pacing, dialog, who does what, etc. So if you are
at a loss as to how to begin writing, start here.
Resources for Story Writing:
The Elements of Style
This is the classic William Strunk Jr. book on writing style and a must-read for any would-be
author. The entire text is online here but I strongly recommend getting a copy of this
wonderful book so you can read it anytime, anywhere. It is short and sweet.
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