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DawnPaladin


I believe in stories.

Oct
7th
2016

Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling · 7:33pm Oct 7th, 2016

I think there's something to be said for the idea that you don't truly understand something until you can condense it into a tweet. The folks at Pixar know their stuff.

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

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Sep
10th
2016

Stories are about change · 11:11pm Sep 10th, 2016

Mar
21st
2016

Making friends with failure · 6:04am Mar 21st, 2016

I think every writer struggles with the fear of failure. How do we defeat this villain? The same way we beat every villain in MLP, of course: we make friends with it.

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Dec
6th
2015

If you make things, respect them. · 12:54am Dec 6th, 2015

Nov
29th
2015

Keep making stuff, friends. · 8:59pm Nov 29th, 2015

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Nov
22nd
2015

Now I am a wiser me / At least I try to be · 11:30pm Nov 22nd, 2015

BlackGryph0n has influenced me a lot. Very few musicians can consistently write music that speak to me as much as this song:

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Nov
21st
2015

Some wallpapers I've made · 10:03pm Nov 21st, 2015

I haven't written any ponyfics yet, but I have made a couple of wallpapers:

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Aug
28th
2015

An engine for nonlinear storytelling · 4:55am Aug 28th, 2015

If you've ever wanted to make an interactive story, but you weren't sure how, give Twinery a look. Flowchart out your plot, hyperlink the scenes together, and you're set. It also supports more advanced programming if necessary.

Here's an example of something created using this tool: The Writer Will Do Something. Ever wonder what it's like to be Lead Writer for a AAA video game?

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Jan
17th
2015

The Unique Strengths of Fanfiction · 11:04pm Jan 17th, 2015

It's no surprise that before they launch their own universes, many authors develop their writing skills writing fanfiction. Fanfiction offers beginning writers two helpful advantages:

1. Premade world and characters. To write a good story, you need a good plot, a good setting, and good characters. Writing fanfiction gives you two of those for free. Since the world and characters are pre-existing, you can focus on developing the plot.

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Feb
13th
2014

How does story structure apply to our daily lives? · 5:05am Feb 13th, 2014

Somebody asked me recently: "I'm curious: have you (or the crew at tvtropes) made a distinction between tropes in fiction vs non-fiction?" This prompted me to talk at length about stories and how they relate to the real world, and I thought perhaps y'all would be interested in my response.

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