Only the invisible bears us up; we speak together in the shocking darkness, each carrying the other somehow, unseen. —Derek Raymond Here’s the thing about storytelling, folks: it has to have a purpose.
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by Maria Popova “Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.”
Structure is something that every agent and executive in Hollywood talks about, and that all of us teachers/authors/consultants/gurus/whatever go on and on about, to the point that it can seem complicated, intricate, mysterious and hard to master. So I want present plot structure in a way that simplifies it – that will at least give you a starting point for properly structuring your screenplay without overwhelming you with rules and details and jargon.
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When historians come to write about the digital transformation currently engulfing the book-publishing world , they will almost certainly refer to Amanda Hocking , writer of paranormal fiction who in the past 18 months has emerged from obscurity to bestselling status entirely under her own self-published steam.
Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write. His best stories are masterpieces of the modern era, and his prose style is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing.
Here you'll find a step-by-step guide on how to write a story, including answers to these Frequently Asked Questions : How can I write vivid descriptions? How can I invent characters that feel like real people?
Do you want to know where to find inspiration for writing? Take a look at these quotes for writers. How to live the creative life
There are tons of reference sites on the web that can help you find a job or write a poem, essay or story. Here is a list of the best 50 websites for writers. Reference Websites
Today’s guest post is from writer Joe Bunting , who blogs at The Write Practice . We all know there are novels and then there are “literary” novels. When you read Margaret Atwood, it just feels different than when you read Tom Clancy.
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Things wordy, geeky, and webby Thank you to all that nominated and voted for the top 25 books for writers on writing. The list is in order beginning with the book that received the most votes. It’s a great list as I’ve read or heard great things about many of the books.
Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book? It’s a simple question, but it causes unexpected problems. On the one hand, it’s nice to have people interested in something I do. If I told people I fixed toasters for a living, I doubt I’d get many inquires.
After a one-day Gold Box Sale at Amazon , novelist Debora Geary rocketed to the top of our Self-Published Bestseller List with her Modern Witch series, a mix of “light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor.” To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we have compiled lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. We update these lists every week, tracking how writers perform inside these booming marketplaces. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book. If you are an author, check out our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post and our How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post. Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for Week of August 13, 2012
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