rules of storytellingThe 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar (io9)
On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years.

Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy (GalleyCat)
Reading literary fiction can improve empathy, according to a new report from researchers at The New School in New York City.

What I learned from seeking out a single tablet / laptop solution (again) (GigaOM)
Microsoft introduced its 2-in-1 products nearly 14 months ago. The device type didn’t fit my needs then but I recently took another look, buying an Asus Transformer T100. It’s still hard to make a hybrid laptop / tablet due to requirements at odds with each other.

2013 Was a Year of Changes for Publishing in BC (Vancouver Sun)
The past year in B.C. books included major changes in the British Columbia publishing scene, some excellent and deserving awards for writing and a Nobel Prize for Alice Munro, 82, an author with ties to the province.

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