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Pixar Story Rules

Pixar story artist Emma Coats originally tweeted these “story basics” — guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories.  I refer to it often. #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an […]

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10 Things You Must Do in Colonial Williamsburg

When you have a family of five, car trips become more and more attractive when planning a vacation. Simply eliminating airfare and a car rental (a pricey vehicle that can hold 5 with luggage) is a substantial savings, so I can’t help but remain eager to find driveable East Coast getaways. Now, throw in an […]

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10 Things to Do After You Tour NYU

OR, 10 WAYS TO ENJOY AN AFTERNOON IN THE WEST VILLAGE Recently my nephew from Colorado (a soon-to-be-senior in high school), was in town with college apps on the brain and was eager to see NYU, so I immediately set up a tour.  I was so impressed with the two-hour overview of all the school has to […]

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