How to Guides Welcome to Writer's Resources—your resources! This is the section you come to for how-to and formatting guides, an inspirational kick in the pants, and nifty icons and flyers. You'll find handy links to everything in the section there on the left, and here's a quick overview of each item on the list. Wikihow : 4 Ways to Write an Autobiography Edit Article Edited by Treasure Chest Products, Jack Herrick, Brett, Sondra C and 104 others Mapping Out Your LifeCrafting a NarrativeEditing and Polishing the BookPublishing Your Story What's your story?
Surreal Storytelling Illustrations by Andrew Ferez Moscow-based Russian illustrator Andrew Ferez, aka 25kartinok, creates surreal scenes, each with their own fantastical narratives, that seamlessly merge various opposing elements. Digitally drawing his elaborate renderings, Ferez's work has a dark, fantasy-driven appeal. The digital artist manages to incorporate the human face into several areas of his works in creative ways. Whether multiple faces are fused with a crumbling city, facial features are protruding from urban architecture, or a woman's contemplative expression is formed out of the branches and leaves of a golden tree, Ferez does a brilliant job of fusing two normally separate entities. Even a giant typewriter integrated into a cathedral is in one of the artist's illustrations, making for a unique perspective of each component.
Wall-E and Toy Story Screenwriter Reveals the Clues to a Great Story Warning: this video contains strong language Last week we posted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, a list of 22 golden tips first tweeted by Pixar Story Artist Emma Coats.The article received a tremendous response and since then a number of people have mentioned to us this TED talk by Andrew Stanton. Stanton was the writer for all three Toy Story movies, as well as being the writer/director for Wall-E, Finding Nemo and John Carter. 21 Butt-Kicking Questions To Help You Stay Focused On Your Creative Dream Email My friend Debbie has a big BUT. …and it has become a serious problem. Debbie is a creatively-unfulfilled (and slightly depressed) graphic designer. For years, I’ve challenged her to start searching for a new path to greater creative fulfillment by:
Explaining vs. Storytelling for Startups Seattle investor and “startup guy” Chris Devore recently wrote about four categories of effort that will help founders show that their startup is growing and healthy. There are four important categories of effort that every startup team needs to keep in mind. Too much -- or too little -- weight in any one of these areas can lead to disaster when it comes time to raise the next round:
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.Once upon a time there was ___.
Plain Language - Clear Communication: An NIH Health Literacy Initiative Introduction to Plain Language at NIH Plain language is grammatically correct language that includes complete sentence structure and accurate word usage. Plain language is not unprofessional writing or a method of "dumbing down" or "talking down" to the reader. Writing that is clear and to the point helps improve communication and takes less time to read and understand. Clear writing tells the reader exactly what the reader needs to know without using unnecessary words or expressions. Communicating clearly is its own reward and saves time and money.
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Bible (writing) A bible for screenwriters is a reference document used for information on a series' characters, settings, and other elements. Show bibles ... just aren't as important as you might think to the daily life of the [writing] staff. The truth is that once you're living inside a show, you're swimming as fast as you can from one island to the next, and there is neither the time nor the need to record decisions that have been made (these are in the scripts), or that are in the process of being made (these are in the notes taken in the room as the writers work). Show bibles come in two forms: Some series are produced without the use of a bible and have the shows' writing staff serve as "walking bibles" in remembering details about the series in place of a written bible.
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. There are a thousand different methods. James Kavanaugh (1928 - 2009) James Kavanaugh, Best Selling Poet/author and Former Rebel Priest, is dead at 81 James Kavanaugh, a former Catholic priest whose books started a revolution in the American Catholic Church and whose poetry books sold millions of copies, died in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. He was 81 and lived his last years in his hometown of Kalamazoo. Mr. Kavanaugh burst onto the American literary scene in 1967 with the publication of his passionate cry for reform in A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church.