Tag Archives: How to write a book

3 Act Structure #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

THE THREE ACT STRUCTURE is one of the most popular ways to plot a novel or screenplay. It’s the backbone of countless novels, TV shows and movies. Continue reading

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The Opening Hook of Your Book #ThrowbackThursday

The opening of a story begins when a change takes place. The reader doesn’t care at this point about the main character’s background; he wants to know what happens next. 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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