Quote of the day
No matter how great a writer, artist, or entrepreneur, he is a mortal, he is fallible. He is not proof against Resistance. He will drop the ball; he will crash. That’s why they call it rewriting.
~STEVEN PRESSFIELD, author of Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way
On the first page of her book Wired for Story, Lisa Cron says: “Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.”
Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
The protagonist is the person who opposes and/or is opposed by the antagonist. Between them and their conflicting goals, they create the obstacles that propel the story forward.
Give the sick character an amazing POV voice.
Character Depth: Keeping readers riveted with real characters, emotion and deep POV (Writing Craft Series Book 3)
What is a conjunction? Oh sure, you’ve heard the word over and over most of your life, but what exactly is a conjunction?
To be a good screenwriter, you need to have a broad exposure to the world of film. Every movie you see is a potential reference point for your writing, everything from story concepts you generate to characters you develop to scenes you construct.
But the one standout above all else was Al Pacino’s epically heroic performance as Michael Corleone. I just couldn’t get over how a “bad guy” could be the hero.
The good news: You can trust yourself to make many decisions, even if you’re not so experienced. Pay attention to how you feel about your actions and the results.
A big part of building an audience for your fiction is knowing how to make a story stand out in a crowded market. There is so much advice that says write ‘what you know’ and ‘write what you love’.
And it’s still not enough..
Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way
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Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.
To think creatively requires more energy than our typical, behavioral mode of thinking.
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
For the first time, the world is eating more fish from farms than from the open sea, spurring billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand.
Aquaculture: Introduction to Aquaculture For Small Farmers
We are a nation obsessed with vitamins, says Catherine Price, author ofVitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection.