Books that will induce a mindfuck. Logline template. Farewell StoryLink.
Hello ScriptMag.com! It's been a great ride here at StoryLink.com, but the time has come to move the screenwriting conversation to a new destination. And that spot is ScriptMag.com, the newest member of The Writers Store family. Read more > Start a new topic Just in case anyone missed this, I'm posting it as a new entry. Mar 4, 2007 6:12 AM It`s great! In Save the Cat, Blake Snyder argues that a good logline should contain "irony". 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer.
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.
Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.” Today, writing well is more important than ever. Far from being the province of a select few as it was in Hemingway’s day, writing is a daily occupation for all of us — in email, on blogs, and through social media. It is also a primary means for documenting, communicating, and refining our ideas. So what can we do to improve our writing short of hanging ourselves? 1. Don’t just plan to write—write. Worst analogies ever! FAQ. Free List of 400 Book Publishers and Book Editors for First Fiction and First-Time Novelists. Book Marketing Bestsellers Blog Book Promotion Advice.
25 Things Every Writer Should Know. An alternate title for this post might be, “Things I Think About Writing,” which is to say, these are random snidbits (snippets + tidbits) of beliefs I hold about what it takes to be a writer.
I hesitate to say that any of this is exactly Zen (oh how often we as a culture misuse the term “Zen” — like, “Whoa, that tapestry is so cool, it’s really Zen“), but it certainly favors a sharper, shorter style than the blathering wordsplosions I tend to rely on in my day-to-day writing posts. Anyway. Peruse these. Absorb them into your body. Let your colonic flora digest them and feed them through your bloodstream to the little goblin-man that pilots you.
Feel free to disagree with any of these; these are not immutable laws. Buckle up. 1. The Internet is 55% porn, and 45% writers. 2. A lot of writers try to skip over the basics and leap fully-formed out of their own head-wombs. 3. 4. I have been writing professionally for a lucky-despite-the-number 13 years. 5. Luck matters. Kindle Publishing for Blogs. Extended Traveller Character Motivations. Kindle Direct Publishing: Bookshelf. 31 Brilliant examples of Engrish fails... from mikepattonfan. In tribute to Japan and the recent trials they are still experiencing- You know, that whole Godzilla destroying their country thing - Here is a visual tribute to the ineptitude of the translation skills of the land of the rising sun and other Asian countries!
And by the way, wasn't it nuclear power that inadvertently spawned Godzilla in the first place? Did we not learn anything from the great Gamera disaster of '69 and the Mothra invasion of '83? Nuclear power just ISN'T worth the ramifications of giant monsters. Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You. Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”.
The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White. Plenty of authors, including Austen, have used “which” exactly as I use it in the title. It’s very commonly used like this here in England, so I’m guessing my comments are coming from US readers. There was never a period in the history of English when “which” at the beginning of a restrictive relative clause was an error. I thought about putting “that” in the title – but I like the sound of “which” between “secrets” and “writers”. And with that out of the way, enjoy the post!
A few years ago, I’d look at published writers and think that they were somehow different from me. They were real writers. I’m going to go through eight secrets. Secret #1: Writing is Hard The truth is, though, that writing is hard. Random thoughts from 25-35 year olds - helen's posterous. 48 Days Worksheets. We’re so glad you’re taking the steps toward finding the work you love. Below, you will find some useful resources for doing this process. Product Questions? Get your answer HERE Check out all of the 48 Days Recommended Resources Interested in Frequently Asked Questions for Dan?