Life would be a little more painful, but so much easier...
A call back to our Plagiarism piece. It's flattering, but still don't do it.
Writing is all about reflection of self. Nobody wants to see the parts of you that they've all seen before. People crave originality, so dig deep inside and pull out that weird part of you you're always trying to hide at parties. Chances are, that's the stuff that will make your story great and will … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Joss Whedon
Stuck with a long morning commute or looking for a way to train your mind as you train your body on the treadmill? Podcasts are a great way to learn something new with minimal effort. Think of it like reading without the reading part. We've assembled a collection of fantastic Writing Podcasts that any storyteller … Continue reading Writing Podcasts
Anyone else guilty of this one?
https://vimeo.com/178087108 We all may love witty dialogue and banter, but sometimes it's better to just shut up and remember that film is a visual medium. If applied correctly, a few moments of silence can enact emotion that pages of dialogue would just clutter up. In this video from Fandor, they explore powerful movie scenes and … Continue reading Video – Silence in Writing and Film
Don't look at a lackluster first draft as hopeless, look at it as the first step towards the version that you have in your head.
The situation will never be perfect, and neither will your writing. The quicker you get over these facts, the quicker you can create your imperfect masterpiece!
A strict diet of books read and pages written will keep your writing career as healthy as it can get.
You've got that novel in you! Pass it through your fingertips!