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Make A Living Writing - Practical Help for Hungry Writers

Make A Living Writing - Practical Help for Hungry Writers
It’s always great to be busy as a freelance writer. But one problem that often crops up is that it’s easy to let marketing slide. Then, next thing you know, those current projects wrap. And you find yourself facing the terror of an empty schedule and the plummeting income that goes along with it. One writer recently asked me what to do about this problem: “I have some regular clients, but projects are coming to an end.

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Writing Fantasy Last night, A Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the spin-off HBO TV show and his craft as a writer. Below are ten kernels of wisdom that could help budding authors write their own fantasy saga. (Surprisingly, ‘take your time’ isn’t one of them.) Photo: Getty Images FMWriters.com Forward Motion is an entirely free site. There are no costs for any of the sections, including classes.If you enjoy FM and would like to help out, Donations are welcome! In October of 2012, Forward Motion for Writers made a drastic leap to a new site system. This meant abandoning more than a decade of posts and information on the older system which could no longer be updated to meet current php standards.

How To Write An Article rom time to time, people write to me suggesting ideas for an article. If I think they have merit, I put them on what I call my "short list" (the quotations are because the short list is anything but short these days). One topic that's been on my short list for many years is a column about writing columns. I've been the author of Making Magic since 2002 and I wrote multiple columns as well as many articles in The Duelist for many years before that, so it's definitely something I've had some experience with. So for my article today, I am going to talk about the dos and don'ts of writing an article. Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts), Dino Ignacio, created a series of image macros of the 22 rules and posted them to Imgur and Reddit. Below you will find the list of image macros along with a text summary of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling at the end of the post. Enjoy! [Sources: Emma Coats, Dino Ignacio, The Pixar Touch]

5 Great Sources of Creative Commons Images If you are after images to use in learning and teaching the fear of copyright infringement can loom large. One way around this is to look for Creative Commons licensed resources. These are resources which someone has shared specifically for reuse with some rights reserved rather than the traditional 'all rights reserved' approach of copyright laws. Action Stories Think “action scene,” and you probably think of the Hollywood version: A character is thrust into high-stakes, physical drama (a gunfight, a daring rescue, a desperate escape) that changes her in some important way, and moves the action forward. Action scenes serve the same function in your fiction, but they need not be over-the-top to be effective. A surprise phone call, an unexpected visit, or an ill-timed delay will force your character to respond quickly (rather than reflect), and allows you to advance the plot without miring it in long descriptive passages and explanations. The key to writing action scenes is to make sure that something happens that impels your protagonist to act, reveals her capacity to deal with problems, and affects future events in the story. “The only requirement of an action scene is that it rely in part upon physical movement through the space you’ve created, and evoke a sense of time passing,” says Jordan E.

Art of memory The art of memory (Latin: ars memoriae) is any of a number of a loosely associated mnemonic principles and techniques used to organize memory impressions, improve recall, and assist in the combination and 'invention' of ideas. An alternative and frequently used term is "Ars Memorativa" which is also often translated as "art of memory" although its more literal meaning is "Memorative Art". It is sometimes referred to as mnemotechnics.[1] It is an 'art' in the Aristotelian sense, which is to say a method or set of prescriptions that adds order and discipline to the pragmatic, natural activities of human beings.[2] It has existed as a recognized group of principles and techniques since at least as early as the middle of the first millennium BCE,[3] and was usually associated with training in rhetoric or logic, but variants of the art were employed in other contexts, particularly the religious and the magical. Origins and history[edit] One of Giordano Bruno's simpler pieces

What Are My Writing Tips? It pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes. You will be amazed by what you may find. Along with the usual spams, you could either find a legit comment or a piece of inspiration. I have found such comments. The other day, I found a curious message, in my spam filter. An apparent new blogger asked a question. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power.

Writing Historical Ethics: Rules for Writing Historical Novels These are my seven guidelines. 1. Explore the Genre Map Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book.

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