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Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group

Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group
Writing "I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark." Henry David Thoreau "Writing is an adventure." Winston Churchill "Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them." Allan Gurganus "... only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things." Anton Chekhov "A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightening." "Whether or not you write well, write bravely." "The first rule, indeed by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style, is to have something to say."

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Words of Wisdom: 101 Tips from the World's Most Famous Authors If you've ever wanted to sit down with your favorite writer and ask advice, then you should take a look at these tips from some of the most famous authors in the world. These valuable bits of information provide guidance on strengthening your writing skills, becoming a better fiction writer or poet, learning to tap into your creativity, advice on education and school, and even a few suggestions on success and living a meaningful life. Of course, another excellent way of improving your writing is through traditional or online master’s degrees in creative writing.

Author quote posters Being around a successful author would surely be exhausting and inspiring in equal amounts. As well as all that wisdom they put into their books, their thought-provoking one-liners would literally be falling out here, there and everywhere. So while you'd beat yourself up for not possessing even a smidgen of that kind of talent, you'd also be maniacally scribbling it all down for dinner party quoting. The rather smart Evan Robertson has created a set of posters that combine iconic author quotes with genius design work. If you don't want at least two of these hanging on your wall then we need to have a serious chat. Tags: books, Design, Posters

CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators: The 37 Dramatic Situations The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations Georges Polti says that all stories boil down to just 36 dramatic situations and takeoffs of those situations. Somebody else out there added #37. If you're stuck for a situation, try this. A situation appears below randomly (in bold print). Los cuestionarios para Perfiles de personajes de escritura - Escritura Creativa Ayuda Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE. We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). The Office of Letters and Light Blog Though we’ve retired Script Frenzy, we love our Frenziers so much that we’re hoping they’ll join us at Camp NaNoWriMo. We’ve rolled out the red carpet to the Script Cabins, including weekly guides for all you new scriptwriters hoping for some of that classic Script Frenzy wisdom: So you’re going to write a screenplay. Awesome! Eight rules for writing fiction: 1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. 66 Great Movie Taglines From the Past 30 Years We've combed through the last 30 years of movie marketing and selected our 66 favorite film taglines from that period. The cut-off of 1980 means we've left out what many consider the greatest movie tagline ever—"In space, no one can hear you scream," Alien, 1979—but there's plenty here to chew on. Berate us in comments for everything we left out.

Intro to Screenwriting So, you're going to write a screenplay. This is awesome. And if you're a little nervous about it, that's awesome too, because it means you're not alone. After all, screenwriting isn't something that we learn in grammar school or do at dinner parties. It feels more like a mysterious dark art practiced by reclusive alchemists who only emerge from their caves for all-too-brief Academy Awards appearances. But the truth is that screenwriting is within the grasp of mere mortals.

Diariamente Lista Zen - 12 Sitios Web de utilidad para mejorar su escritura by Johnny Webber 1. – A different kind of thesaurus. 2. – One quick dictionary search tool. 3. "Use Self-Imposed Constraints to Write": How to Challenge Your Noveling "The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit… the arbitrariness of the constraint only serves to obtain precision of execution."— Igor Stravinsky It may seem counterintuitive but for someone like me who suffers from choice paralysis and noveling ADD, applying constraints to my writing is often the only way to get from A to Z without losing my momentum and/or my mind. The freedom from choice is what helps me focus my creative energy in a more productive way!

Why Do Readers Stop Reading? – WRITERS HELPING WRITERS® Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m a little swamped right now, so instead of our usual thesaurus entry, I’m reposting an old favorite. It’s the first in a series of posts that explore different reasons why I stopped reading certain books. This is really helpful information for us to know as authors so we don’t make the same mistakes in our own books. I like keeping lists. And I like books.

74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games If you haven't read the Hunger Games you really should! They're pretty awesome. Check them out: If you're already a fan of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins... How to Write a Good Story in 800 Words or Less Most of the good stories we tell can be told in 800 words or less. Let me try one. It involves my father, Ted Clark, who used to have the annoying habit of sucking on ice cubes, which he was doing one day, sitting in his recliner in front of the television set. My mother was in the basement doing the laundry, when she heard a great thump above her.

Characters Make Talky-Talky: How To Write Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck Moist Open Ass Said it before, and I’ll say it again: your story adds up to characters do shit and characters say shit. At it’s core, that’s every tale — somebody does something, and that somebody probably talks about it, and hopefully it’s not totally fucking boring. Right?

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