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Quote of the day
You’re effective when you do the right things and you’re efficient when you do the things right.
~JASON GREENE, author of Productivity: The Only 7 Tips You Need To Rapidly Increase Your Productivity(Double, Triple)
Using Dialogue to Create Dimensional Characters, Kristen Lamb’s Blog | Tweet
We can tell a lot about people by the way they speak. What people say or don’t say speaks volumes. As the writer, it is our job to understand our characters and to know who they are and how they think. We have to master the art of empathy.
The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV
6 Tricks to Mastering the Art of Imagery, Go Teen Writers | Tweet
What’s the writer’s tool that elevates a work from story to art form? Imagery, of course. It’s about so much more than mere devices. Imagery is the effortless nuance woven into a story, though it takes time to hand-craft into seamless perfection.
Writing and Imagery: How to Avoid Writer’s Block (How to Become an Author)
The Math and Music of Multiple Characters, Writer Unboxed | Tweet
When Isaac Newton first came up with the theory of gravity, he presented what seemed like a simple problem. If you have three bodies orbiting around each another, how do you come up with an equation that describes how they move?
The Character Map: A Writing Map into the Lives of People in Fiction and Memoir
- How To Get Readers To Read Your Entire Series, Jody Hedlund | Tweet
I rarely read an entire series. I’ve started countless first books in a series but never gone on to read the books that follow. Even with popular and exciting series, I usually have a hard time reading beyond the first book or two.
Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas
- Wordsmiths and Storysmiths, Steven Pressfield | Tweet
Am I a wordsmith? Or am I a storysmith? A great partnership is a wordsmith and a storysmith. Even better is to be both yourself.
- SCRIPT INDUSTRY EXPERT Q&A: Meet Heather Hale of ‘Producer’s POV’, Script Mag | Tweet
Heather Hale is an independent Film and Television Writer, Producer and Director, approved for NBC Universal’s special development fund managed by IFTA (the host of the AFM).
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
How To Write Your Book Sales Description With Bryan Cohen, The Creative Penn | Tweet
In the introduction, I mention the expansion of indie authors into the print book market withJamie McGuire getting her Createspace book into Walmart. I also talk about the beginning of my co-authoring experience with J Thorn, as well as my lessons learned from 4 years as a full-time author entrepreneur.
- Simple Self-Promotion Series! Step #1, Author Marketing Experts | Tweet
If the idea of self-promotion online seems daunting, not to fear, self-promotion doesn’t have to be time-consuming or confusing. To help get you started, we’re sharing some of the most effective yet simple ways to start marketing yourself.
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys
The following is an account of a true but unusual experience (I’m not a doctor and I’m only telling my story, to the best of my understanding).
Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties
- The fiction atop the fiction, The Harper’s Blog | Tweet
Did Thomas Pynchon publish a novel under the pseudonym Adrian Jones Pearson?
- The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize, Priceonomics | Tweet
Is it good for engineers and scientists to have artistic pursuits? Surely they and the world would be better off if neuroscientists focused more on neuroscience, not hooking up an EEG to a music visualizer? Is there any point in a quantum physicist writing operas?
If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, increase your productivity, and make a larger impact on the world around you, I suggest you study the life and work of Ben Franklin, the most influential American of the Revolutionary days.
Productivity: The Only 7 Tips You Need To Rapidly Increase Your Productivity(Double, Triple)
The patina of books and the magic thrill of a new idea, Seth’s Blog | Tweet
Show me your bookcase, the ideas that you’ve collected one by one over the years, the changes you’ve made in the way you see the world. Not your browser history, but the books you were willing to buy and hold and read and store and share.