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Synthesizing Writing Advice into Your Writing

| May 3, 2021

There’s a lot of writing advice out there in the world, and while there’s plenty that is just reiterating what’s been said dozens of of times before, you may also come across new-to-you pieces of advice. This has been happening to me a lot lately, as I’ve been reading writing craft books specific to structuring […]

The Pixar Formula

| August 20, 2018

At SpoCon, Frances Pauli and I teams up to run a writing workshop for teen writers. Frances did most of the work, arriving with some fantastic worksheets that let us put together an easy idea for a story right there! The worksheets were very close to the “Pixar formula”, which runs “Once upon a time […]