What 'Westworld' Can Teach Us About Writers

Column by BH Shepherd December 2, 2016
What the characters of "Westworld," some of them writers, can teach us about writers.

Growing Up Star Wars: A Lesson In How To Indoctrinate Your Child

Column by Leah Rhyne December 22, 2015
I can't remember NOT having seen Star Wars. When my child was born, we needed her to feel the same way. But HOW to introduce Star Wars, in the post-Jar Jar Binks era? Did we do it right? Who knows!

Narrative Failure: The Most Common Error Message in Video Games

Column by BH Shepherd November 20, 2014
The next gaming generation is here, so why are video games still making the same old storytelling mistakes?

7 Things Dungeons & Dragons Taught Me About Storytelling

Column by Robbie Blair July 3, 2013
A nerdy confessional where I go back through some tabletop RPG experiences that taught me valuable storytelling truths.

The Absence of Story in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Column by BH Shepherd June 4, 2013
While it bears the brand of a franchise best known for being about exploring the unknown, the latest installment from Abrams is content to boldly go where many movies have gone before.

Interactive Storytelling In Video Games: How Much is Enough?

Column by BH Shepherd April 12, 2013
While video games provide many unique storytelling opportunities, how much story does your game really need?

Narrative and the Moving Image: What Film Can Teach Us About Fiction Writing

Column by Jon Gingerich July 11, 2012
Fiction writers can learn a great deal about craft by examining some of the common storytelling techniques used in modern film.
Storytelling Tips From Pixar Studios

Storytelling Tips From Pixar Studios

News by Rob Hart June 8, 2012
Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats recently shared some storytelling tips on Twitter, and a blog collected them into one post. Check 'em out--then tell us your favorite, and what you'd add.