Pixar’s Rules for Storytelling

Incredible rules for storytelling from a Pixar story artist. #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different. #3:...

Writing Instruments

Writing is a physical act:  Toni Morrison – pencil on yellow paper.  Maya Angelou – longhand on yellow legal pad (with glass of sherry).  Edna O’Brien – violet ink longhand. Stephen King – fountain pen longhand.  Jilly Cooper – a...

Lifeline – the new story

What is the future of publishing? It’s a difficult question and one that I’ve had to consider a lot over the years. When I told friends that I was going to join the publishing industry, there was some skepticism. “It’s a dying industry”,...