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Quote of the day
Waking up to a new day presents you with the opportunity to start again. Don’t worry about the past, don’t stress about the future. Focus on the now.
Your first step is to choose a time to go to sleep and wake up consistently. This will condition the body to adapt to this sleep cycle, lessening sleep inertia.
~S. R. MARIN, author of The Ultimate Morning Routine: Master Morning Rituals, Craft Good Daily Habits, & Operate at High Optimal Performance (Lifestyle Improvement Book 2)
Don’t Raise a Ruckus about Rise and Raise, Live Write Thrive | Tweet
Here’s a little grammar lesson. Some verbs are transitive. This means they take a direct object.
The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment
Warning: Make This Mistake and Readers Will Hate Your Protagonist, Helping Writers Become Authors | Tweet
This week’s video offers tips and an example to help you avoid the pitfall of alienating readers from your protagonist by taking it for granted they’ll always think he’s in the right.
Creating Strong Protagonists (Screenwriting Blue Books Book 7)
The 4 Contexts of Character, Jennifer Blanchard | Tweet
In this Periscope, I share all about the 4 contexts of character, including What they are (Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Martyr), Where they fall in a story and How they’re used in a story to help the Protagonist change.
Write Great Fiction – Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint
- Strong Characters, 8 Sided Forum | Tweet
Lately, indie Hollywood has grown increasingly focused on strong characters as the foundation of a strong narrative. At the same time, our industry’s leadership is is offering inconsistent, confusing, conflicting information on how strong characters are achieved.
The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV
- COLUMN D: Writing Description Part 1, Script Mag | Tweet
So what is “description”? Simply put, description is what the audience will see and hear as it is taking place on the screen. It is the “moving pictures” that make up movies.
The Art of Screenwriting – Dialogue & Description: With Bruce Joel Rubin, Ed Solomon and Dana Stevens
- Part 5: If you are a beginning screenwriter…, Go Into The Story | Tweet
If you figure the average scene is one-and-a half to two pages long and a feature length screenplay ranges from 90-120 pages, that means when you sit down to write a script, you are confronted with the prospect of handling anywhere from sixty to ninety scenes. Looked at this way, it’s fair to say the most basic act of screenwriting is scene-writing.
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need
- Jane Friedman’s (Updated) Guide to Self-Publishing, Indie Reader | Tweet
Former Indie Hosts Contest for Aspiring Authors, Indie Book Inspires New York City Street Re-Naming + more in this week’s round-up.
From Idea to Published: How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget
Real opportunity for indie authors who seek translators and foreign language editions, Nail Your Love | Tweet
Translated editions can be a great way to reach a wider audience. But they’re expensive and risky to fund yourself. A translator has to reinterpret and rewrite your book, and that level of expertise isn’t cheap.
The Book of Standing Out: Travels through the Inner World of Freelance Translation
In lieu of contorting your body at your desk to shed the calories from lunch today, get up and take a brisk walk. For the best workout, make sure you vary your speed while you stroll.
Walking: A Complete Guide to the Complete Exercise
Why men are threatened by smart women, Market Watch | Tweet
A new study suggests men might not want to date women who are smarter than them.
Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love
- People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not, Business Insider | Tweet
That’s right, you can eat banana peels. And not only are they edible — they’re also good for you.
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Millennial parents number more than 22 million in the U.S., with about 9,000 babies born to them each day. This growing cohort of parents is digitally native, ethnically diverse, late-marrying and less bound by traditional gender roles than any generation before it.
The Rise of the Millennial Parents: Parenting Yesterday and Today
Why Your Morning Routine Isn’t Working, and How to Fix it, Lifehacker | Tweet
The idea of waking up early, sitting down to breakfast, and writing a few pages in a journal sounds great. But in practice, it rarely works out so cleanly. After a while, you start sleeping in a little more. Then you skip writing, because you’re in a rush to beat traffic. And who has time for breakfast, anyway?
The Ultimate Morning Routine: Master Morning Rituals, Craft Good Daily Habits, & Operate at High Optimal Performance (Lifestyle Improvement Book 2)