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Storytelling Saga

Oct 29, 2018

Ali discusses the cult Nicktoon, Invader ZIM, created by Jhonen Vasquez. She talks about her favorite episodes, quotes and character interactions while sharing various behind-the-scenes facts she’s learned about the series. She also expresses her excitement about the upcoming movie, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, and...

Oct 22, 2018

Ali discusses the third original animated Peanuts special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, written by Charles Schulz. She shares her favorite moments and touches on Peanuts' influence in other works of animation.

Oct 15, 2018

Ali shares writing tips with a focus on key elements to crafting a story, including character, conflict, dialogue and more. She also talks about the classic rule of showing vs. telling, and she shares a few tips on how to combat writer’s block.

Oct 8, 2018

Ali discusses the short story, "Sea Oak," written by George Saunders, citing various excerpts and the important message surrounded by its disturbing content.

Oct 1, 2018

Ali discusses the movie, Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey, sharing memorable lines and highlighting its noteworthy messages along the way.