A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Promotions, Plans, & Nuts

Good morning, dino-mites! This post was supposed to be a story—a witty tale of my heroic dumbness and courageous cowardice, but alas, creative burnout has infected our office so that neither of us has the energy to concoct a plot fit for your reading.* So instead you’ll have to settle for an update, and whether … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Promotions, Plans, & Nuts

Storytelling According to Pixar Part 7: Developing Realistic Parents Children Can Understand, Relate, & Love

This is the seventh 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 7: Developing Realistic Parents Children Can Understand, Relate, & Love

Storytelling According to Pixar Part 6: 3 Ways to Craft Character Friendships That Will Last to Infinity & Beyond!

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!

20 Writing Prompts that are Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind Away: Part 2

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

Storytelling According to Pixar Part 5: Crafting Compelling Stories Without a Villain

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

A Crazy Day in Mariposa’s Office: The Aftermath of Too Much Cake, Books, and Things to Do

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