Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller – 10 Minute Novelists
The first pages of a book are like opening a door. I let myself go at the beginning and write with an easy mind, but by the time I get to the middle I begin to grow timid and to fear my story will be too long…That is why the beginning of my stories is always very promising and looks as though I were starting on a novel, and the middle is huddled and timid, and the end is…like fireworks. — Anton Chekov The first pages of a book are the first impression a reader, agent, publisher or reviewer…
Infographic: John August's 11-Step Guide to Writing a Scene
A screenplay is made up of a lot of different pieces: acts, sequences, scenes, etc. Think of them as multi-sized blocks that you must stack, tear down, rearrange, and throw away until what you have before you looks something like a story. But before you can enjoy the tedious task of formation, you have to create these pieces, or blocks, from scratch. To help with this, screenwriter and frequent Tim Burton collaborator, John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride), whose blog you should be reading…
How to Successfully Kill a Character: The Checklist - Helping Writers Become Authors
Have you wondered about killing off a character in your novel? Here's a checklist to figure it out.
10 Basic Dos And Dont's For Plotting - Infographic | Writers Write
In a previous post, we wrote about 'Plotting – 10 Basic Do's and Don’ts'. We've used a section of that post to create today's infographic.
How To Start A Blog That Makes Money: Ultimate Guide
Wondering how to start a blog? Have you been thinking about blogging for a while, but haven't started yet? Here's the fast and easy way to start a blog!
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Catalogue of Human Features by Majnouna on DeviantArt
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