Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.
~STEVEN PRESSFIELD, author of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
WRITING & SCREENWRITING:
I maybe hate your character. And it’s not the character’s fault. IT’S YOUR FAULT, YOU MONSTER.
There are three things you need to know to know in order to connect your plot points and create the scenes for your story: Your ending, context and mission.
Every writer goes through a creative dry spell. And sometimes that point of struggle can leave an author straining her brain for the right idea, plot line, or word. Everyone will give you differing advice on how to handle Writer’s Block, or to enhance your creativity, but few will tell you to take a deep breath and do nothing. Except for this piece of advice.
Have you ever felt like you needed help with your writing process, but didn’t know where to turn? Perhaps you’re new to this writing thing, or you’ve been too scared to tell anyone what you’re working on.
A screenplay is a unique literary form. It both tells a story and serves as a blueprint to make a movie. As such, understanding structure is a critical component to the craft. Check out the observations of these screenwriting veterans.
What’s your score? You know. Movie wise. How many millions have your pictures made? How many viewers have you been able to rack up with your hit TV series? What’s that? A little louder because I can’t hear you. Wait. Really? Did you really just say zero?
- Ten ways to use breaking news to build buzz for your book, product or business, Author Marketing Experts | Tweet
These ten steps are key to identifying your expertise, developing talking points, and being ready to get yourself out there when there’s a big news story. The next time you see a hot news story, start pitching. You just might end up being be the go-to source everyone quotes for that story!
I figuratively held my hands over my eyes until I got the thumbs up because if my book was going to be trashed in a national newspaper, I kind of didn’t want to know.
Service resilience is too often overlooked. Most organizations don’t even have a name for it, don’t measure it, don’t plan for it.
We all feel stuck at one point or another in our work. Ideas can overwhelm us, next steps can seem far away and hopeless, or we might simply feel uncertain about exactly what to do.
You might snack on bananas for breakfast or on your way to a meeting because you know that they’re good for you. But bananas have loads more to offer you than just lowering your blood pressure and keeping your energy intact. Here are surprising things bananas can do for you.
Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.
Was human evolution inevitable, or do we owe our existence to a once-in-a-universe stroke of luck?