Whether you're just starting out as a storyteller, or you're well practiced in the art, Ira Glass has some great advice for all writers. He talks about an issue we all have, and a great solution to the problem. Here's a short video: Ira Glass on the Creative Process Write and write and write until you … Continue reading Ira Glass on the Creative Process
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
With all the madness circulating the web today about Melania Trump practically quoting Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech for this years RNC, we thought i'd be a good time to discuss Plagiarism. Stealing other's work and passing it off as your own is one of the greatest writing sins a wordsmith can commit. Writing is … Continue reading Writers & Plagiarism
Being an establishment built mainly for writers, we thought it would be a good idea to tackle different habits and rituals people have when it comes to writing. Having a quiet space like theOffice to focus on your writing is invaluable, but when would you choose to come in? We have writers that join us … Continue reading Writing Habits – Day vs. Night
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?
“All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all, because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea could be the smallest thing in the world, a little flame that you … Continue reading Inspiration from Nick Cave
"I feel so much that writing is like chopping wood. I'll always say to aspiring writers, it's time logged. Just sit down, ink out however many hours you can in the day. Turn the phone off. Just write. I usually have the script open in one window, and then in another window I have a … Continue reading Leslye Headland’s Writing Process
Encouragement from a community of writers. Coffee. Holding ourselves accountable. Watching a habit form. An idea that we're really, really excited about. The impending deadline of incredible awards and fellowships. Getting really positive feedback from someone who's opinion we respect. Getting really negative feedback and writing just to prove that harsh criticism won't stop us. Being surrounded by … Continue reading What Makes Writers Write?
“There’s a great thing that happens after you’ve spent a morning writing and you think, I haven’t got anything there, not anything, and then you go away and become depressed, and when you come back, you find a good sentence or a good speech buried somewhere in the yards you’ve written. It’s in those hours … Continue reading Emma Thompson On Writing
"Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another; rather, it teaches us to abide with the fact that, … Continue reading George Saunders on Fiction