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22 SECRETS OF GREAT STORY TELLING 5/22 – Simplify, Focus. Combine (How to tell a great story)

#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free. This is another tease that we must think write and then rewrite.  A famous quote attributed to many literary experts says something like “I wanted to send a short letter but he didn’t have enough […]

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22 SECRETS OF GREAT STORY TELLING 4/22 – Once upon a time (How to tell a great story)

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___. The classic start to children’s bedtime stories.  My understanding of this is more about structure.   Having a clear beginning and set up is important. The writer needs to set the […]

22 SECRETS OF GREAT STORY TELLING 3/22 A THEME IS IMPORTANT, BUT YOU WON’T KNOW UNTIL THE END

No. 3 of 22: Trying for a theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about until you’re at the end of it, think plan write… Now rewrite. Writing anything needs to start with a loose plan.  As with any exploratory medium your plan will adapt and change depending on the […]

PIXAR’S 22 SECRETS OF GREAT STORYTELLING “HOW TO WRITE A GREAT STORY”

Native Indian tribes believe in the power of story. It is even said that those who tell the best stories rule the world! To some extent we can see this to be true. Take a look at the news, at the education system, even at governments and how politicians convince their peers to an idea. […]

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