Quote of the day
The power of a thank-you note is more vital than most of us realize. Thank-you notes are so important because they hit all the senses. You see them, you hold them and feel them, and when you read them, it’s emotional.
~PATRICIA ROSSI, author of Everyday Etiquette: How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
Finding out the facts of your fiction details can be time-consuming and frustrating. Accuracy is important to your readers, but it’s easy to view collecting the facts as drudgery that interrupts your creative flow.
When I talk with other writers, they often want to know about two specific issues: how to break into ghostwriting and how to write in another person’s voice.
The following five strategies provide you with the means to get beta readers or reviewers for your ideas and your work. Each has a different set of benefits, and each is useful at a different stage. Choose one that suits your style, your point in the book-production process and the work at hand.
The unreliable narrator is one whose credibility is discredited, so the reader has the opportunity to make up his/her own mind about the story. It is found in first-person POV-driven narratives. The unreliability usually stems from immaturity or an unsound state of mind.
Dialogue On Dialogue: This is perhaps my favorite comedy bit from all of Woody Allen’s movies. The setup is awesome, topped only by the punchline. I’ve often wondered, how many takes this shot took.
Do you have an author mailing list? If yes, congratulations, you are among the elite group of authors who understand that the relationships you build with your readers are what’s going to drive most sales in the long run.
Book marketing starts as soon as you put pen to paper or fingertip to the keyboard.
Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.
Barbecue impresario Meathead Goldwyn can get heated on the topic of beer-can chicken. The proprietor of AmazingRibs.com says the backyard summer dish is “one of the great loves of hairy-chested barbecue grillers and a really bad idea that doesn’t work.” Then he grins. “Drink the beer and take the can out of the chicken’s ass.”
According to new research, millennials are not showing many signs of interest in getting hitched as they get older, and, as a result, the marriage rate is expected to fall by next year to its lowest level to date.
American researchers stake out a door and find it far from an open and shut case.
We’re all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?