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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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Write it write: the elephant in the room

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

"The elephant in the room" is a popular phrase that has traditionally referred to an obvious major issue or problem that nobody is talking about because it is taboo or would be too embarrassing to acknowledge. According to Wikipedia, "In...

Why I want more rejections of my novel

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I admit it. My YA novel, Reptile Nation, has been rejected a mere 14 times so far, but I'm hoping for more. There are only two good stories about rejections: "My novel was accepted by the first agent or publisher...

This book marketing genius made a fortune on a book with blank pages

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

On a podcast today, I heard about a clever woman who some years ago created a book called "Everything Men Know About Women." She self-published and got women's clothing chains to stock it as a gift item. She didn't take...

Write it right: sneaky headphones, brainchildren, and massive regiments

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

An interesting term in USA Today: "non-evasive headphones"...the article was talking about cranial stimulation, so maybe they meant non-invasive...or they keep forgetting where they put their headphones. Another article talking about an invention said "the brainchild is Dr. (name)"...of course,...

Could writing more slowly increase the quality of what you write?

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A study suggests that typing more slowly increases the quality of your writing. Study participants who typed with only one hand produced essays of a higher quality than when they used both hands. The study is published in the Britis...

A Look at Emma Stern Publishing

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A reader asked whether I know anything about a publisher called Emma Stern Publishing, which is open for submissions by writers. I’d never heard of them, but you can learn a lot by looking at a company’s website and doing...

Our creepy future (thanks, marketing people)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Get ready to get creeped out when you go shopping. Content Marketing Insider reports that FARIS is coming. That stands for Fully Aware and Responsive In-Store technology. Very few in-store employees are fully aware and responsive, so could this be...

Plotting Made Easy (for Action/ Sci-Fi movies)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Want to write the next big blockbuster sci-fi or action movie, but you don't have a plot? I'm here to help. Just make a few choices, fill in a few blanks, and you're all set. When the (city/ country/ planet/...

Can changing your voice make you feel happier?

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A study published in the journal PNAS (Aucouturier et al., 2015) suggests that slightly changing the tone of your voice may make you feel happier...or does it? In the study, researchers let the subjects hear their voices in real tim...

My internet resolutions--feel free to adopt these or share yours

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Here are the resolutions I'm making regarding the internet: I will not open any email that promises "insane" anything (e.g., "Insane results"). Likewise, any that promise a "weird trick" that will give amazing results. I will not click on any...

Year-end 'Write It Right' round-up, offered with abandon

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Time for this year's final round-up of language or grammar mix-ups spotted here and there. First, the ever-dependable USA Today featured this headline: "Strangers Help Dog Get Home After Wandering a Thousand Miles" It's amazing those strangers had any energy...

How an "amateur move" paid off for a screenwriter

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you're a screenwriter who wants to get the attention of Hollywood, would it be a good idea to take out a big ad in the Hollywood Reporter? Most people would say no way, that would just identify you as...

The day after...

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Jason hasn't recovered yet from his gig as a department store Santa... manic santa from jurgen Wolff on Vimeo.

Best wishes for the holidays

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I hope you're having some delicious Christmas treats... (Harrod's Christmas Window Display, 2015)

Christmas safe journey

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you're travelling for the holidays, safe journey! (Harrod's Christmas window, 2015)

Screenwriting tips from Charlie Kaufman

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) gave a scriptwriting masterclass in 2011, and this ibe-hour interview includes his account of how he creates his often offbeat material.

Screenwriting advice from Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby)

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In this ten-minute video, screenwriter and director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) discusses the writing process, the need for discipline, and why he only writer things that scare him. His key point: Always write from your gut.

Why most screenwriters fail - John Truby

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

John Truby has been one of the most popular screenwriting teachers over the past few decades--someday I'd like to see him face off with Robert McKee in a mud wrestling contest. In this ten-minute video, he gives his view of...

Screenwriting tips from David Goyer

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

David Goyer has written The Crow: City of Angels, the Blade series, and Batman Begins, among others. In this ten-minute interview he talks not only about the writing process but also pitching, hooking an actor's ego, and other practical elements...

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