Writing Tips and Theory

PIXAR’s 22 Rules of Storytelling– is a collection of 22 “rules” that Pixar storyboard Artist Emma Coats picked up during her time there and which are good for any writer to consider and think about as they’re writing. It’s not so much a system for planning and plotting as a collection of things to help you write.

How to Write a Thriller – James Bond creator Ian Fleming penned this essay in 1963 about how to wrote his famous Bond novels. This isn’t so much a how-to as just a collection of general writing advice for people interested in writing stories.

Writing Creative Procedural Fiction- How to tell stories about character who are shaping their worlds and building new ones as opposed to going on journeys of self discovery.

A Way to Build More Action into Your Writing– An extremely simple method to keep the story moving and interesting while outlining your story, inspired by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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