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Fade In Pro: Screenwriting’s best kept secret

If you’ve ever done any kind of screenwriting—be it for dramatic works or even documentary post-scripting—you’ll no doubt have resorted to one of two …

Screenwriting

8 Exciting Things I Learned From Launching an Amazon Bestseller

…It’s Easier To Do Than You Might ThinkHey Medium! I spent the summer publishing my book. What have you been up to?I’ve had a lot of people reach out …

Writing

Come See a Man (Part 1 of 4)

Listen<p>Watch<p>Have you ever felt like your sin was so awful you doubted if God would forgive you? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reminds us that no …

Jesus

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Streaming service Netflix is undoubtedly hugely popular already - thanks to the range of both TV programmes and films it offers.<p>But there is actually …

TV shows

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

The Secret to Writing the Middle of a Story

If you’ve ever had the middle of a manuscript sag and feel flabby, congrats. You’re a writer! One of the questions I ask when get stuck writing the …

10 Simple Ways to Promote Your Blog (For Writers)

If you are a writer, you absolutely must keep a blog. Why? Because blogs are a great way for agents and/or editors to see how you write informally …

18 Unbeatable Brisket Recipes

Brisket was meant to be grilled. Whether marinated or dry rubbed, brisket cooked over smoking wood or charcoal develops a gorgeous crust and juicy, …

Slow Cookers

Why A Writing Style Matters For Your Blog – And How To Improve Yours

In 2018, it seems that everyone has their own blog. Even Grandma has one!But why do you need one, especially if you already have a super demanding …

It Begins with One Sentence

How Life Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You<b>“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.” -Anne Lamott, author</b>Often, when I tell …

How to Write a Book When You’ve Got Writer’s Block

It’s practically inevitable. You’re rockin’ and rollin’ through your writing, feeling invincible, and then you reach a sudden halt: You’re blocked. …

Everything Stephen King Thinks You Need To Know About Writing

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and if nobody has told you yet, …

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

How to manage Rising Conflict in Stories

Rising Conflict in the writings of Lagos Egri Staying with the work of Lagos Egri on how best to manage rising conflict in stories, this post …

Fiction Archetypes that Sell Like Wildfire

Contrary to common belief, authors don’t have the loneliest job. In fact, we continue to walk on the paths previously paved for us. In fiction …

Elena Ferrante: ‘If you feel the urge to write, there’s no good reason to put it off’

When writing is our way of being in the world, it continuously asserts itself over the countless other aspects of life: love, study, a job<p>If you feel the need to write, you absolutely should write. Don’t trust those who say: I’m telling you for your own good, don’t waste time on that. The art of …

Books

Learn How to Write Your Own Novel With This Creative Writing Course

This beginner's creative writing class is on sale for just $24.<p>Anyone can write a story, but not everyone can weave one into something that’ll fly …

How to Write Essential Backstory Elements

Backstory in Saving Private RyanONE of the potential problems of expositional backstory in a novel or movie is that it may slow the action down to a …

Writing

2 Checklists for Flashbacks and Backstory

Flashback Versus Backstory<p>A <b>flashback</b> takes the reader from the current time to a previous time. This usually happens quickly, and then they are …

Writing

A Small Problem

When the Apostle Paul sailed for Rome (see Acts 27) it was a perilous journey. In our day and age of luxury cruise ships and monstrous military …

How to Write the Perfect Mystery - Writing Advice from the Greats of Crime Fiction

Writing a good crime novel is difficult, soulful work. These books we love take on some of humanity’s darkest moments, looking for answers, meaning, …

Seasons Short Film

Tensions arise in this magical home as parents battle for the affection of their daughter, Spring. | Check out 'Seasons Short Film' on Indiegogo.

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

How to Stop the Habit That Could Destroy Your Marriage – The Arc

Assumptions lead to more assumptions, and communication leads to more communication. It’s never healthy to assume that the person you are trying to …

Stop Worrying About Your Writing Routine (Do This Instead)

Science says you don’t need to wake up at 5 a.m. to be a productive, successful writer.<p>The science<p>We all have different circadian rhythms (a.k.a. …

It Is You in Every Word

When Janis Joplin sang “Piece of My Heart” way back in 1968, she really did exactly that. It gave all her listeners a piece of her heart, and …

When Do You Need an Agent? A Novelist Reveals All

Burning questions about finding an agent, when and how to query, and more answered by a novelist.<p>The standard how-to-find-an-agent advice goes …

The Colossians Marriage Test

<i>Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate</i> …