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Disney's New Cruella & Why It Works So Well (SPOILERS) 101 dalmations am writing cruella cruella deville disney plotting save the cat screenwriting story arcs storytelling the hero's journey writing tips Jun 10, 2021
 
CONTAINS SPOILERS!
 
This week, I'm breaking down Disney's newest live-action flick based on an animated film from the past. CRUELLA.
 
First of all, I LOVED it. It was "brilliant, bad, and a little bit mad" That's something she herself says and it fits.
 
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How To Write A Story That Works am writing comedy female writers novel writing romantic comedies screenwriting storytelling tv writing writing comedy writing fiction writing novels writing tips May 27, 2021
Hello Writers, today I'm talking about writing a story that keeps the reader or audience invested, and evokes something to talk about after.
 
This is important.
Many stories are just "meh" and they should have worked but didn't.
 
I never want to cut any writers, cast,...
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Romantic Comedy Character Archetypes & Who Needs To Be Included comedy how to write light romance romance in story romantic comedies romantic comedy screenwriting storytelling tv writing writing writing coach writing fiction writing tips May 13, 2021

This week I'm talking about characters in comedy, specifically romantic comedies. What I am seeing in a lot of work that is coming in is the stereotypes of the snarky leading lady-who honestly, no one, not even our leading man, would like because she's too awful, and the womanizer leading man-who...

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Breaking Down Legally Blonde-the perfect romantic comedy am writing legally blonde novel writing rom-com romantic comedies screenwriting storytelling tv writing writing coach writing rom coms writing tips May 07, 2021

Hello Writers!

This week, I'm breaking down a popular romantic comedy from twenty years ago that nails it when it comes to story structure! LEGALLY BLONDE

How Legally Blonde Does it Perfectly!

When this film came out I lived with a roommate, whom I'm still friends with so I mean...

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How To Go Deeper With Your Characters am writing characters dialogue novel writing revisions screenwriting storytelling writing writing novels writing tips Apr 22, 2021

Hey, Writers! 

Happy Thursday. This week I'm talking about when you get that dreaded feedback that goes something like "I couldn't connect with the characters" or "she/he wasn't believable" or "I just didn't care." And, there's more too but you get the point. 

Your story is fine, but...

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It's All About Character & What That Really Means character storytelling writing writing tips writing well Feb 17, 2021

Hello Dear Writers!! 

Today, I'm talking about CHARACTER. 

The concept is simple. You write a story and it's filled with characters. Maybe you have one or two leads and then some sidekicks and potential villains but you know that you need characters. 

Sadly at the character level...

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Even Your Villains Need A Reason novels screenwriting storytelling tv writing villains writing tips writing villains Dec 30, 2020

It's Writer Wednesday and today I'm talking about writing the perfect VILLAIN! 

Snidely Whiplash, an archetypical sinister cartoon villain

I love me some villains, well the good ones, the well written, well thought out villains who are bad for a reason. Now, that reason probably...

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Happy Holidays & Storytelling in Holiday Flicks, why I love them!! hallmark countdown to christmas holiday films it's a wonderful lifetime romantic comedies storytelling writing Dec 23, 2020

Hello dear Writers!! 

It's the day before the day before Christmas!! 

Wishing you a very happy holiday!

I love the holiday season and I love the shops, the music, the movies, the gift-giving & receiving, I love everything about it. 

I do miss snow though--here in SoCal we don't...

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It's Okay to Take A Day Off & What We Learned From Ferris novel writing story tips storytelling writing community writing tips Oct 29, 2020

Writers!! 

Some days it's just too hard to do anything, especially in 2020. 

Last week I hit a wall, and thus I skipped everything-including my blog which is a day late this week too. This is a big no-no in the business world but I'm only one person. 

I felt guilty about it all...

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What Story Changed Your Life? film novels story storytelling writing Feb 12, 2020

 

What story or stories changed your life in some way?
For me, there are a few.
 
THE OUTSIDERS taught me that I wasn't alone
 
LES MISERABLES taught me to be good even when others weren't
 
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF taught me that I was taking things to seriously...
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Genre Clarity and Why It's So Important genre novel writing screenwriting storytelling tv writing writers writing Feb 03, 2020

Happy Monday to all the writers out there who have come by my new blog. 

I'm so grateful that you are here. 

Today I am talking about GENRE CLARITY and why it's so massively important if you want to be successful as a writer. 

This isn't the same as voice, or even who you are as a...

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Happiness Tuesday Storytellers creative for writers happiness happy story storytelling writers life writing Jan 21, 2020

Hello, dear writers, dreamers, artists-storytellers! 

I'm just popping in with a quick blog post today to say hello and talk briefly about the importance of happiness! 

It's so easy to get caught up in our lives and forget all about the simple things that make us smile. 

How many...

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