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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