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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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Story Genius Book Review #ThrowbackThursday

For this month’s contribution to #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop, I’m reviewing Story Genius by Lisa Cron. A member of one of my Facebook groups recommended it to me. Story Genius’ Core Message Story Genius’ core message is to know your character’s why. The author emphasizes the importance of you knowing the origin of your main character’s world viewpoint….

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