Greetings, dino-mites! Seems like I’m getting popular. My blog has won the Sunshine Award for stellar comedic performance and the Liebster Award for being a big fibber (I’m not, despite what you might think). Or you could just say I was tagged for having such an adorable personality (but don’t tell anyone). And all thanks … Continue reading Two Tags in One Post
Have you all been enjoying your new assistants from my post last month? If you have, I'm glad. And if you haven't, I'm glad because an unenjoyable assistant is usually the most helpful (myself a case in point). But the Author Assistant Agency is preparing to send out another round of helpers to those who … Continue reading Your Imaginary Assistant Has Arrived: Part 2
This is the sixth installment in a series analyzing the humor, heart, and zany plots of various Pixar films. The focus is on applying these principles to children’s stories, however, writers of all genres can benefit from Pixar’s literary genius, so I highly encourage you to have a seat and prepare to write like the … Continue reading Storytelling According to Pixar Part 6: 3 Ways to Craft Character Friendships That Will Last to Infinity & Beyond!
Believe it or not, I haven’t posted any prehistoric writing prompts since last year! Seems like I’ve been so preoccupied with prompting Mariposa (a grueling task), that I’ve forgotten all about prompting you! But my memory suddenly started working for once, and I remembered how long it’s been since I last posted some writing prompts! … Continue reading 20 Writing Prompts that are Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind Away: Part 2
Good morning, dino-mites! The author assistant agency (see my post from last month) has been buzzing with phone calls and barely able to keep up with the requests! They sincerely apologize for the delay and will try to do better in the future. Meanwhile, I've pulled some strings with the agency's president (a good friend … Continue reading Your Imaginary Assistant Has Arrived!
Good morning, dino-mites! I hope you’re having a great week, because I’m not. So you might want to wish me a bad morning because that's what it is. And the reason it’s a bad morning is because I’m suffering from the emotional aftermath of a T. Rexiffic time a couple weeks ago. Back in July … Continue reading Days in the Story Embers Office: The Week of the 68%
This is the fifth installment in a series analyzing the humor, heart, and zany plots of various Pixar films. The focus is on applying these principles to children’s stories, however, writers of all genres can benefit from Pixar’s literary genius, so I highly encourage you to have a seat and prepare to write like the … Continue reading Storytelling According to Pixar Part 5: Crafting Compelling Stories Without a Villain
Ever wonder why you can’t seem to get any writing done? Have you ever sat down to write something for two hours and wondered how it was humanly possible to have accomplished so much of nothing? Have you ever wondered for so long that you forgot what you were writing in the first place? Sometimes … Continue reading Productivity Tip #3 Develop Good Habits Outside of Your Writing Life
I’m a pretty versatile dinosaur. I can eat books or sit on Mariposa, and I can sit on Mariposa or eat books, so this is the perfect tag for someone as flexible as I am. I was nominated by one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna (you can visit her website here), and I thank her … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Tag
Happy Almost Independence Day, humans! How are you doing today? Thanks to Mariposa and my recent giveaway, we lured in several new victims followers, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and get to know you better. I’m Aberdeen; some people call me Abs and some Berdie, but most call me dumb. … Continue reading A Crazy Day in Mariposa’s Office: The Aftermath of Too Much Cake, Books, and Things to Do