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Which book or website do you use to learn storytelling skills?
People often ask me the question. Honestly, I don’t have a particular preference, but I’m sharing some resources that may help you for writing and storytelling. I don’t encourage or discourage its use. Please try for yourself and see if it works for you or not.

22 Tips on Storytelling from Pixar

Director and Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats shared 22 tips for storytelling on Twitter in 2012. Here are the top 7: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to...

Writing Tools

You need to keep on writing if you want to be a better writer. But do you think if we can improve our writing skills by just writing more? Don’t we need to learn a few things? When I googled, I was quite amused by how many online tools for writers are available. The...

The Shapes of Stories

Emotional arcs are intriguing. The writer Kurt Vonnegut mapped story arcs by hand two decades ago. Instead of focusing on plot, he analyzed the emotional trajectory of each story, based on what happens to the protagonist. His master’s thesis in anthropology was...

Pomodoro Technique to Write

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique? It is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique is used for writers, too. This is how it works: Get a timer. Pomodoro timer plugins are available for mobile apps, browser...

Storytelling Groups

There are so many groups in the storytelling community. Once you start “dating,” you keep meeting “new matches.” If you know me, I’m not talkative, but all the storytelling events that I have attended encourage me to engage with strangers because we share the same...

Dan Harmon’s Story Circle

Dan Harmon’s Story Circle is quite simple, yet very intriguing. Your story starts from 12 o’clock position, going clockwise. You (a character is in a zone of comfort) Need (but they want something) Go (they enter an unfamiliar situation) Search (adapt to it) Find...

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