[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] The only way to finish is to first begin. -Ann Grove. [/perfectpullquote]
Getting To The End: How To Finish A Book | WRITER UNBOXED
With each book, I reached a point where I was convinced that a) I would never finish; b) that finishing the book was truly impossible; and c) that the fact that anyone in the history of the world had ever finished writing a novel was a wonder up there with the hanging gardens of Babylon and the Taj Mahal (and that took 20+ years to complete). But I finished every book anyway. Here are a few of the tricks that helped me get to that blessed final page.
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Do you live in a world of unfinished stories? Across the year, you’ve jotted scraps here and there, stuck an opening scene beneath a flowerpot, a closing line in a shopping list and a great cameo incident… well, you’ve forgotten where it is now but it was awesome.
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Chnces are good you’re using a third-person POV (or Point of View) in your story right now. If not, then you likely used it in the past or will give it a try in the future. It’s a nearly universal writing technique and the most popular of all the POV choices. But are you using it correctly?
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From the name alone, you probably know what I’m talking about. Even the average movie-goer would have no difficulty figuring out what it refers to. That’s because every script/film contains setup and payoff, and when it’s done well, it adds immeasurably to the reader/viewer’s appreciation of the story.
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Hollywood is hard enough to break into as a screenwriter. But some of us make it even harder. If you’re one of those self-destructive screenwriters who’s doing everything he or she can to fail, this listicle is for you. Here are five sure-fire, battle-tested, absolutely guaranteed ways to fail as a screenwriter (AKA How not to break into Hollywood)
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There are two ways to go about getting attention in the media: one is to hire experts to help you reach the media, and the other is to do the legwork yourself.
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Authors, you know you crave them: subscriptions to your opt-in email list.
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I have no definitive data because I’m hopeless at merging Excel files, but I can say that I check my book sales regularly, and from what I see, Fridays absolutely suck.
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