Writing Trivia

Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules

 Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules 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 do as a writer. They can be v. different. Trying for theme is important,…

Don Draper’s Reading List (Mad Men)

Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara Odds Against by Dick Francis The Berlitz Self-Teacher: French The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Ruth Benedict Exodus by Leon Uris The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe The Fixer by Bernard Malamud The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carré…

Matilda Wormwood’s Reading List (Matilda)

After reading The Secret Garden and Great Expectations, Roald Dahl writes, “Over the next six months, under Mrs. Phelps watchful and compassionate eye, Matilda read the following books:” Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen…

10 Things Holden Caulfield Hates About Everyone

Holden Caulfield from J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is the embodiment of disaffected youth in literature. Here are 10 quotes that show how much he hates everyone. 1. Bros “He was one of those guys that think they’re being a pansy if they don’t break around…

Book Riot’s List of (57) Books About Books

These books were recommended by the Book Riot community The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley In Quest of the Perfect Book by William Dana Orcutt 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Among Others by Jo Walton Letters to Alice on…
13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist. He is best known as the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a feature film. His other novels include Diary, Lullaby, and Invisible Monsters. 13 Writing Tips From Chuck Palahniuk Number One: Two years ago, when I wrote the…

Playing with Spelling, Sounds and Semantics

1. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired. 2. A will is a dead giveaway. 3. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. 4. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered. 5. You are stuck with…
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