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The Other Side of the Story By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Suspense is an important element of any novel, though we often associate it with characters in danger. But it’s really just the reader's anticipation of something. Waiting for the killer to strike, hoping for that first kiss between beloved characters, wondering when a life-changing bit of information will finally be revealed—these are all things that create suspense. And they keep the reader reading.
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Site Updated: Jan 17, 2014. I'm a longtime user of Final Draft Software and recently upgraded to Final Draft 9, but I just came across a new online screenwriting software program that has a lot of the same features. I'll check it out and post what I find out later. The other students in my screenwriting course seem to really love it.
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Hi!I am just starting out with freelance writing, and am trying to figure out what I'm doing. I would like to start out with one-off types of jobs. I've been looking at a few blogs that list freelance jobs, but all the jobs I'm seeing listed are more of long-term types of jobs. From looking at the Whispers and Warnings forum, I'm seeing that some people there have done one-offs for companies like S2, then moved along, but I certainly don't want to jump to a company that I learned about from Whispers and Warnings. View topic - Newbie -- How do you find jobs?
Finishing Your Novel “A writer is someone who finishes.” -- Thomas Farber This section is for you if: You’ve started a novel but are having trouble finishing it, or
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yWriter4 - word processor for authors
Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least. But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal.