Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Dissected for Novelists

Pixar’s rules of writing are a great read for all storytellers, however, some of the rules aren’t so clear on what they mean, or are always considered from a film making perspective. Because of this, I’ve decided to give them my own spin and interpret them for myself, and other authors / novelists / writers …

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Narrative Style and Author Branding in the 3rd Person

People (and by people I mean no-one) often ask why I’m writing in the 3rd person (my weakest pov) when I know I can write better in the 1st. The long boring answer is: narrative style can be part of the author brand which spans multiple books. 1st pov can’t. #amwriting — Mark (@credibleink) April …

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Livestream Fiction Writing on Youtube

I have a special announcement to make!  After listening to someones podcast about a writer live streaming their writing on Twitch, I have joined the club! Albeit, not on Twitch, and not live.  I’ll explain: I’m on Youtube here and I upload the video after I’m done. This will be continuing for the entirety of writing …

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When exactly can one call themselves an Author?

Yesterday I had a strange email arrive which I couldn’t quite believe. I thought it was a mistake, I dreaded the message behind the Subject line and reluctantly clicked on it. Before I tell you what was in that email, let me step back and tell you why this email was important. As you know …

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Smarter Writers Use Semi-colons and Colons

I have heard in writing circles that writers who use the semi-colon are just demonstrating that they’ve been to college/Uni. And that writers should either pause (comma), not pause (no comma), or stop completely (full stop). This is not true at all. A semi-colon is an important element of punctuation to have and you’ll be …

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Badass Book Cover Designs

I have known about GoOnWrite book covers for a long time, but couldn’t recollect the name until I searched (hard) for it this morning. These covers are sooo good! I want them. In fact I love them so much, I don’t want to tell anyone about the site! I want it to be my secret. …

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Progress on Book 3 looks like this…

I’m grafting away. Actually, I shouldn’t be writing this, but hey. Distractions! I’m not put off by my 3k a chapter targets, because this is just draft 1. I’ll be whizzing through it again as soon as I’ve finished and sprinkling description, better dialogue, and all manner of authorial talents which I’ll probably regret later. …

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