Warning: this video contains strong language

Last week we posted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, a list of 22 golden tips first tweeted by Pixar Story Artist Emma Coats.The article received a tremendous response and since then a number of people have mentioned to us this TED talk by Andrew Stanton.

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In this video Stephen King, most famous for his horror and suspense novels, discusses the short story and the fact that many accomplished writers – particular those make good money from their novels – can ‘lose their touch’ when it comes to crafting a strong short story.

King first started writing short stories when he was 18 and many of his most famous books, including Misery, were first started as short stories.


This interview was recorded by Borders when King was promoting his short story collection Just After Sunset.