If you are considering earning your living from your Element, it’s important to bear in mind that you not only have to love what you do; you should also enjoy the culture and the tribes that go with it.
~KEN ROBINSON, author of Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life
Whether you did NanoWriMo or just decided to write a 50,000-word pile of shit and then try to shine it into a pile of gold, this is for you. Does this sound familiar?
You do have extra hours in your day to write. And we’ll show you where to find them!
What makes an opening scene great? What is it about an exceptional first chapter that makes a reader want—or need—to continue on with the story?
Short stories are a great way to hone your craft and snag bylines from literary magazines (and hey, they’re also a ton of fun to write). Even better, they can help you build your readership—assuming they’re written well.
The Writing of Crash. We started with the end of Act Two, with an epiphany—a horrible realization—and asked, what do you do about it? During the writing process, we didn’t try to understand where these people go. We put them in situations to test them, to come to some understanding about who they were, and we wanted to end the movie there, where most movies would actually be ending Act Two.
If you self publish ebooks, where do you direct your marketing and promotion?
Over on my Pinterest account, I keep tabs on data, charts, and infographics related to the media industry—and every so often, I reflect on what the most recent stats are telling us.
Most of us have had firsthand experience with memory lapses. We find ourselves flustered trying to recall a name during a conversation. We forget where we parked the car. We can’t recall items on the short grocery list we left back at home.
Texts, emails, cellphone messages, tweets, news alerts, apps and fit bits. We are expected to process much more information than ever before.
Einstein found his passion because he wondered what a man traveling the speed of light on a spaceship if he looked out the window and saw a man standing still. He daydreamed and doodled and found his passion.
“Did you know you have the face of a Botticelli and the body of a Degas?” Robert Downey, Jr.,’s Jack Jericho character says to countless women in the 1987 film The Pick-Up Artist.