• Writers, Authors & Storytellers: Dreams Do Come True!

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    Pen & Caper is a clickbait free vlog about the adventures of writing and storytelling. Join Aaron Robbins, middle grade novelist and writer of the Are We Bored Yet? podcast for classic vlog style adventures as he discusses and ponders the many conundrums that come with being creative.

    Newest Writing Video: "Turn Trello into a Totally Terrific Outlining Tool!"
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    • Live Creative Writing Event #3 - Skip to 00:09:25 - Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      On the 3rd Pen & Caper creative live stream we write a few rounds of Someone Once Wanted But So, come up with the second line to famous kids poems and then have a crack at collaborating on a scene ...
    • Live Creative Writing Event #2 - We play Dr. Quess, Mugshot and Bad Motivator writing prompt games. - Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      A livestreamed creative writing event where viewers are challenged to complete creative thinking and writing prompts. On this stream we added an alternate second line to famous kids poems, describ...
    • 3 Tips to Turn Trello into a Totally Terrific Outlining Tool - Now with Bonus Tips! - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      Trello is a free and easy to use project, task management website that works wonders as a book or novel outlining tool. In this video learn 3 tips, plus to bonus pro tips about how to setup trello...
    • Super Rad Writing - Live Creative Writing Event. Totally Rewatchable. - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      Play along with the stream. Come up with some fun and exciting characters, plots and scenes with Pen & Caper's live writing event, Super Rad Writing. On this stream we play the writing prompt games...
    • Super Rad Writing - Beta Testing a Live Writing Event - Duration: 37 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      A beta test of the upcoming Super Rad Writing events. Coming live to YouTube, Twitch and Facebook.

      Newest Writing Video: "Turn Trello into a Totally Terrific Outlining Tool!"
    • Where to Market Your Book - 4 Area Types to Think About - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      You've written a novel or book and now its time for the hard part, marketing it. Getting your work in front of those who'd most enjoy reading it is no small task. In this video I break down your b...
    • Print Sample Unboxing from Print Ninja, Mixam and Kablam - Duration: 9 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Publishing time is drawing near at Pen & Caper which means it's time to start looking at some print samples for our book. On this episode we unbox, or more accurately unpouch, print samples from K...
    • Draft Your Scene using Animation Principals - Duration: 8 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      My process for drafting a scene barrows ideas from the 12 principals of animations. The fourth principal of this, just stated, groups defines two techniques for producing frames of animation.

    • Pixar's 22 Rules. Rule 23 changes everything... - Duration: 8 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling have been circulating the internet for years. These 22 rules on character development, plot, outlining and theme have found there way into articles about business,...
    • Is Writing a Short Story Worth the Effort? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      There is some advice out there about writing or filming a short story. The advice would state, accurately I might add, that there is so much effort required to start up a project that you should f...
    • Using Noted, the Audio Notetaking app, as a Writing Tool - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      A quick video and screencast of how to get up and running with the Noted audio note-taking and outlining app. I love Noted's ability to se an audio bookmark and did a review on the app on this chan...
    • Is this Audio Notetaking App an Author's Secret Weapon? - Duration: 7 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      I did an app tutorial of the Noted App here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dpz10L0d38

      I'm a big fan of audio note taking. I usually use sire to dictate my notes into paper or an email, but she'...
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