Turns out, there's a three step formula that Pixar uses to break hearts. Learn it, then go forth and break hearts like a pro.
Cutting to the chase here (because I got a little overexcited with my samples below): Saying "I love you" for the first time is one of the most vulnerable and universal experiences known to man. As a writer, "I love you" moments are pivotal. What better opportunity do you have to engage your reader's sympathy than to draw them into … Continue reading 6 Profound Ways to Write “I Love You”
Two weeks ago, I had the great honor of meeting Kate DiCamillo. After hearing her talk, I stood in a long line of nine-year-olds, heart palpitating, to have her sign my copy of The Tale of Desperaux. When I got to the front of the line, and Kate DiCamillo said, "Hello! How are you?" I almost … Continue reading The Tale of Desperaux: In Which I Am a Crying Fangirl