The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
~MALCOLM GLADWELL, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
One of the most rewarding parts of a story is when we get to see how much a character has changed. There are lots of ways to show this, but something I really like to see is a character being “sent home.”
The Muse has gotten a bad rap for being temperamental and ruling Her artists by cruel whims. One day She’ll bless the writer with a flood of words that keeps him or her up until dawn. Then She’ll disappear for weeks.
You know when you’re around that one friend who speaks in an accent (Southern, British, Spanish, etc.) and after a while you find yourself using the same words and phrases or speaking with a similar accent as that friend? This is called voice drift.
I work! Over and over, I said this to people, “I work!” Writing is work. I happen to love it, but unless and until you approach it as a job – even if it’s only a part-time job – you won’t be taken seriously.
Birdman did not begin with a high-profile director saying, “let’s figure out a cool gimmick that nobody has ever done before.” Birdman began with an observation by writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu. His observation was that life doesn’t happen in cuts. Life doesn’t feel like cuts.
The design of the Na’vi was one of the most striking parts of James Cameron’s Avatar, an entire race of people with their own look and language. But the look of the Na’vi didn’t come from Cameron or his talented team of artists. They actually came from his mom.
There’s been a lot of noise out there recently around eBook sales lagging behind print and already several news outlets are heralding the return of the print book. Candidly I’m not sure it was ever dead.
You’re told to start a blog, get involved in social media, attend conferences, do school visits and book signings—all while honing your craft and writing that all-important next book. These are all good ideas that can work toward your goal of becoming a career author. But you can’t possibly do everything. How do you decide where to focus?
You can learn math. French. Bowling.
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In sociology, a tipping point is “a point in time when a group—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by widely adopting a previously rare practice.”
What do you do when you spend weeks, months or even years working on something that just doesn’t… work? What story do you tell yourself?
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