Category Archives: Writing tips

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Pixar Studios has developed wonderful stories in the past twenty-five years. These include the Toy Story series; UP; Wall-e (my favorite), Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc. We can identify with many of the characters and situations. There isn’t much difference between writing for the screen and writing for print. The objective…

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How to write a book faster, 5 quick steps

How to write a book faster, 5 quick steps If you want to know how to write a book faster, you’re in good company. All writers want to write faster. All of them. Even the ones who seem to release a book every other month <cough> Nora Roberts <cough>. What are some tricks to increase…

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The Plot Thickens Outlining

This is an excerpt from “The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel“, written by me and my wildly creative partner, Jack Monroe. Love It or Hate It, It’s Time to OutlineIt’s time to outline your story.  I’m a big fan of outlining; it helps me stay organized and focused, and keeps me drifting off…

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