How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life By the end of this post you will have a nagging urge to use an excel spreadsheet. Don’t make that face—I know you’re a writer and not a data analyst. Or if you are a data analyst—I get that you’re on this blog to get away from your day job. But guess what? Chocolate Introduction In the UK the average person eats a total of 14 kilograms of confectionery each year. A big part of that quota is chocolate! If you are a big chocolate fan it may be one of the things you’re really missing by living abroad, or you may have discovered some new types of chocolate in your host country. This could be a nice way to start off this lesson about chocolate. You could also tie in some of these activities to a lesson about Easter.
Color Synonyms [Archive] - Teenage Writers For when you don't want to say 'black' forty times in one sentence. The stuff in perentheses in italics are kind of cliche and might want to be avoided. Remember to try looking the color up before using it, since most of these names are for different shades. Also, not all names are appropriate at all times. Place A Cylindrical Mirror On These Drawings And They Instantly Come To Life István Orosz is a Hungarian artist who is known for his use of the technique anamorphosis. Orosz will create a drawing, that at first glance could seem abstract. It is not until he places a cylindrical mirror on the artwork that the illustration comes to life. TEN SIMPLE KEYS TO PLOT STRUCTURE 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. Here are what I consider ten key elements of structure – ten ways of looking at structure that will immediately improve the emotional impact – and commercial potential – of your script. THE SINGLE RULE OF STRUCTURE I once got to work with long time television writer Doug Heyes, who used to say that there is only one rule for achieving proper plot structure: What’s happening now must be inherently more interesting than what just happened.
20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected. DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another.
Better Lessons - Free Lesson Plans math english language arts Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten MULTPILE WRITING SAMPLES Writers - especially screenwriters - are frequently told that before pursuing representation, they should have at least two completed writing samples. Agents want to be certain you're committed to writing as a career, and aren't just tossing them something you knocked off in a weekend. They want to see how you can develop a variety of characters, stories and even genres. And they know that if you're a talented writer but a producer or editor isn't interested in their initial submission on your behalf, they will already have a backup to pitch them.Certainly completing two or more scripts before approaching anyone in power helps insure that you're putting the best possible example of your talent out there. The more you write, the better you get - it's really that simple. But I don't necessarily agree that you need to wait to have two completed scripts or novels to begin marketing yourself.
20 Words You Didn’t Know Were Inspired by People – flavorwire Given that all we do is write about culture all day, we at Flavorpill are always fascinated by words and the tricksy ways they come to be. Recently, we’ve been thinking about the etymology of common words, particularly the ones that can be traced back to specific people in history, whether authors, scientists, or just wealthy estate agents who were, well, boycotted by the town around them. After the jump, twenty common words that originated as people’s names — and there are many more, so add your favorite to the list in the comments! The 7th Earl of Cardigan. Portrait by Sir Francis Grant begonia — “Any of various tropical or subtropical plants of the genus Begonia, widely cultivated as ornamentals for their usually asymmetrical, brightly colored leaves.”
25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice - StumbleUpon 1. A Series Of Word Choices Here’s why this matters: because both writing and storytelling comprise, at the most basic level, a series of word choices. Words are the building blocks of what we do. They are the atoms of our elements. They are the eggs in our omelets. What Is Active Learning? Defining "active learning" is a bit problematic. The term means different thing to different people, while for some the very concept is redundant since it is impossible to learn anything passively. Certainly this is true, but it doesn't get us very far toward understanding active learning and how it can be applied in college classrooms. We might think of active learning as an approach to instruction in which students engage the material they study through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. Active learning stands in contrast to "standard" modes of instruction in which teachers do most of the talking and students are passive.
MASTERING OUTER MOTIVATION If you've ever heard me lecture, or ever read almost anything I've written, you've heard me talk about Outer Motivation -- a clear finish line that the hero is desperate to cross by the end of the story. All fiction is built on the emotional power of DESIRE and CONFLICT. And almost all successful movies and novels define a VISIBLE goal that the hero or protagonist is desperate to achieve. 5 Techniques To Develop Your Short Story Into A Novel So you’ve written a short story. You’ve revised it, edited it, and condensed it down to 3,500 (or fewer!) words of perfection.