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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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How to Build a Character Arc #ThrowbackThursday

How to Build a Character Arc A WRITER CAN POUR plot twists, solid conflict, steamy sex, non-stop action, and a fluffy kitty or two into a story and still miss the heart of the reader if the main characters in the story fail to demonstrate some sort of character arc. Readers relate to characters through…

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Write Your Book! Fail Often, Fail Fast, Fail Forward #ThrowbackThursday

Write your book. Write your book. Come on, do it. Stop saying, “one day I’ll write a book”. In fact, stop saying, “one day”.  Stop being afraid. Are you afraid of failure? What’s the worst that could happen? You fail. You’ve never done that before? What’s the best that can happen? You succeed. Maybe you’ll…

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