"Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front." The brilliant and inventive writers from Pixar's animated films share 22 rules of effective storytelling. This one is a keeper.
What an excellent piece in the New York Times. One of the gems from Gilbert: "Writers have a duty to confront the darkness within themselves at the keyboard. But they have an equal duty not to romanticize their sorrow or inflict it on those around them." I highly recommend this article, no matter where you are in your writing journey.
"Know your best time of day to write...then ignore it." We all struggle with productivity, but Kaarina puts it all together for us in this post. We would love to hear from you in the comments. What tricks keep you on track with your writing project?
I am a writer and author. I blog at judyleedunn.com. I am currently working on my first book, a memoir about mothers and daughters, unconditional love, who our beloved children really are and how our long discarded beliefs can collide with the new values we have chosen for our lives.
Daughter is graduating from Smith College in 2013 with a degree in theatre arts. My blog, Judy Lee Dunn, is a winner of a Top 10 Blogs for Writers award; I can juggle three balls and say, 'Four knives will be sufficient' in Swahili.
Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University
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