Quote of the day
Craft is what we are expected to know; art is the unexpected use of our craft.
~ED CATMULL, author of Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
The beloved classic To Kill A Mockingbird has a sequel. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee was released on July 14th. In its first week of publication, Go Set a Watchman sold 1.1 million copies, the most ever sold in a week by Harper Collins.
The setting of your story is where and when the story takes place. It can be just as important as a main character. Let’s take a look at some memorable settings.
Please judge by storytelling quality, not by genre—some reject an opening page immediately because of genre, but that’s not a good enough reason when the point is to analyze for storytelling strength.
‘The writing process’ – this is a term you might hear often, but how do you put in place a set of writing approaches that will help you finish your novel? Every writer has a process that works for them, and discovering the time, place, tools and other aspects of writing that work best for you will maximise your productivity.
If you write a script that costs $100M or more to produce, there are basically six buyers who can afford to make that movie. If you a write a script that costs $5-20M to produce, there are over a hundred buyers who can afford to make that movie.
But is Likability really what drives audiences and readers all the way through a movie or a script?
Savvy Characters Sell Screenplays!: A comprehensive guide to crafting winning characters with film analyses and screenwriting exercises
If you haven’t been using Twitter for long, you may not know that there are certain etiquette rules on this microblogging network. And if you don’t follow them, you may have trouble growing your tribe.
There’s a key to getting more attention for your book and it’s this: Make it easy for someone to promote you.
Technology, decades of research, and a powerful curiosity have enabled us to begin to understand the inner working areas of the mind.
We would all like to know how to be loved by everyone. In the end, who are our favorite people? Those who understand us and listen. Someone we can turn to and honestly say, “You get me.”
Let me tell you this: quitting a bad habit takes everything you’ve got.
Bad Habits No More: 25 Steps to Break ANY Bad Habit
Ever come across someone who really seems to know everything? They can answer questions about any topic, any field and any place. They have general understanding and can explain either in brief or well detailed how and why?
On paper at least, cooks in this country are paid more than waiters. The median pay for cooks is about $10 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For waiters, it’s roughly $9 an hour. But those numbers don’t tell the whole story — because waiters are paid tips, and kitchen workers are not. And tips completely skew the comparison.
Tips: Getting More: A Restaurant Insider’s Guide to Making More Money