Mindfulness is like having the freedom to point our camera at all sorts of interesting objects once we know how to focus it.
~RONALD D. SIEGEL, author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
WRITING, SCREENWRITING & TV SERIES:
I’m trying to apply what I’ve learned in the past to remain more sane this go-round. Let’s discuss three pitfalls I’ve learned with rough drafts
- How the perfect midpoint moves your protagonist from reaction to action, Helping Writers Become Authors | Tweet
The protagonist is going to spend that first half of the story feeling pretty off-balance. He doesn’t completely understand what’s going on, why it’s happening, or why it’s getting in the way of his own personal goals. He may not even completely understand what it is he wants (although he definitely wants something).
Editing is a vital part of the writing process. You can’t have good writing without rewriting. As Patricia Fuller said, “Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” It’s foolish.
So your screenplay is ready to submit. But WAIT! Is it?? How do you know … Make sure you work through these eleven steps first!
Television traditionally has a 4 or 5 act structure – this is to do with the ad breaks. There are 3 ad breaks in an hour of TV drama.
Authors can add up to 7 keywords on Amazon, but think of it as keyword strings. Users don’t search by single words.
Today, I jump back into the writing world by brainstorming my authorpreneur business plan, which is inspired by Janice Hardy’s Fiction University blog series. Let’s jump right into the authorpreneur business plan brainstorm…
When we chat with authors about their book launch, the same things often come up: a signing in a book store, a few giveaways to reviewers/journalists and an email to the mailing list. Authors rarely think about leveraging “existing platforms” to put their book in front of thousands of online readers; they’re often too shy to reach out to influencers, or are unsure about how to do it.
A study of legendary basketball coach and educator John Wooden’s coaching behaviors yields valuable insights into what effective teaching looks like.
Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.
What would it be like to drop all of that judging as good and bad? What would it be like to simply experience something, without judgment?
The popular diet, supplemented with olive oil or nuts, helped stave off cognitive decline.
Growing up in some places–especially liberal ones–makes people less likely to marry, new data shows.