Category Archives: Writing tips

19-1/2 Step Plotting Worksheet

If you’ve always wanted to write a book but didn’t know where to start, this 19-1/2 step plotting worksheet can start you on your writing journey! Continue reading

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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling #ThrowbackThursday

This post originally appeared three years ago, on July 22, 2016. I’m reposting it for #ThrowbackThursday 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…

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Five Plot Elements Every Writer Should Use #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop

Five plot elements are necessary to build a story. Each must happen for the story to succeed, and they must happen in the order given. Continue reading

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