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
"If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them."
"When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always … Continue reading Writing Routines: Ernest Hemingway
"I write in the morning and then go home about midday and take a shower, because writing, as you know, is very hard work, so you have to do a double ablution. Then I go out and shop—I'm a serious cook—and pretend to be normal. I play sane—Good morning! Fine, thank you. And you? And … Continue reading Writing Routines – Maya Angelou
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live...We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon … Continue reading Quote of the Day
Writing is hard work and it's tough to figure out what kind of schedule works. Thus, we've decided that we're going to find and share the unique routines of successful writers. Let us know if you try any of them and if they work for you! "I tend to wake up very early. Too early. … Continue reading Writing Routines: Barbara Kingsolver
“There’s nothing to stop a man from writing unless that man stops himself. If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him. And the longer he is held back the stronger he will become, like a mass of rising water against a dam. There is no losing in writing, it will make … Continue reading Quote of the Day
Many of us newbie novelists face this question: Should we self-publish or should we stick to the traditional process? With the advent of numerous self-publishing tools and sites all over the place, it seems to be growing in popularity among first-time writers. But which ones are legit, and is this really the way we want to … Continue reading Self-Publish Or Never Self-Publish?