Oliver Jeffers Picture Book Maker

What comes first, the words or the pictures? When does he get his ideas? Why does he make picture books? How does he get started? What tools does he use? And, most importantly, what does…

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Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips

Film critic Catherine Bray interviewed Joss Whedon in 2006 for UK movie magazine Hotdog to find out his top ten screenwriting tips. Catherine has kindly given us permission to reproduce the article here. Photo: Joss…

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Everyone Has to Start Somewhere: Sh*t Rough Drafts

“Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn’t happen right away.” ― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Sh*t Rough Drafts launched on Tumblr a month ago and the site…

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100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know

  Hashtags are one of the most important elements to successfully using Twitter to enhance your writing practice and profile. In fact, the importance of hashtags generally was recently demonstrated when the American Dialect Society…

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Wall-E and Toy Story Screenwriter Reveals the Clues to a Great Story

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…

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