Best links for 06/08/2012

  • ‘Pixar story artist Emma Coats has tweeted a series of “story basics” over the past month and a half — guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories…’

  • “Ray Bradbury himself was our most treasured Illustrated Man, every inch of his long career covered in stories that moved and spoke and taught and thrilled and petrified and mesmerized audiences that gathered to watch his sideshow act at the carnival. He knew how to wrangle a story. He cracked the whip and words obeyed him. For readers of a certain age—especially those weaned on Halloween trees and Martian chronicles and dandelion wine in the 1960s and 70s—Bradbury was the gateway drug into adult literature. He wrote with the kind of language any young boy with a library card could understand, but his themes were dark, political, and sometimes scathing. He had a message for his young readers: something wicked was coming our way and we’d best be prepared.”

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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