What Comes Next?

At the UAA conference in Springville, Utah this Saturday, I’m going to be sharing two tools I use that help me figure out where to start my stories and what comes next.

The first is simply a quick and dirty method for figuring out a ballpark estimate of how long my story will be. But the length is not stated in words or pages for the simple reason that stories aren’t made up of words or pages.

The second is what I call The Story Cycle.


Everyone always wants a copy of the presentation. So here’s the PDF of “What Comes Next?”: WhatComesNextbyJohnDBrown_Print


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5 Responses to What Comes Next?

  1. Karen Pierotti says:

    Hi John
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation at the UAA conference. It was extremely useful. I took notes and have downloaded the PDF. Thanks for making it available.


    • John Brown says:

      You bet. Good luck, Karen. I had a wonderful time. Please feel free to post any questions you might have.

  2. Justin says:

    John, did there happen to be a recording? I was present for your “How to write a story that rocks” presentation years ago, and found it invaluable. I’m sure this was fantastic, too. I’d love to watch it if possible.


    • John Brown says:

      Glad to hear you enjoyed that. Alas, there is no recording of this presentation. Are you going to be at LTUE this year? If so, I’m sure if you and others want me to give it, we can find some corner somewhere and I can deliver.

      • justin says:

        I was considering it, for sure. Just have to firm up plans with the spouse. That’s very kind of you, John. (LTUE should just let you present it… )