Tag: Storytelling

Still from Dunkirk. Courtesy of Warner Brothers and Syncopy

Dunkirk review: a story that emerged through the apparent chaos

Christopher Nolan’s latest film is a masterpiece that draws its strength from its multiple perspectives, non-linear narrative, and its relative lack of dialogue.

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Boku no Hero Academia review: thoughts and themes

Boku no Hero Academia tells the story of world where most people have superpowers, and about a boy who just happens not to have one.

Frame from Heist

Heist: A Stop Motion Short

Heist is a western action comedy about a group of bandits who get more than they bargained for when they try to rob a train.

Notebook and Books

Do authors’ opinions on their own books even matter?

In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors’ still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?

Netflix’s new interactive shows are a great idea—but the idea isn’t new

As part of their attempt to edge out competition, Netflix is introducing shows where viewers can dictate the plot. But what does that mean, and will it work?

Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?

The difference between children’s and adults’ books

Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing

Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.

Flowchart for Book Naming

A guide to writing good titles for books

Actually, you probably shouldn’t use this guide. It’s not at all serious. But seriously, you should read it anyway.

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The evolution of the Disney Princess Movie—and why Disney should just give it up

As another Disney princess hits the big screen, it’s time to question whether there really should be anymore Disney princesses—and if so, what their purpose is.