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Best writing apps for iPhone and iPad

If you want to write on your iPhone or iPad, pick up one of these apps.Both the iPhone and iPad can be great tools for writers, with both offering …

So You Want to Read Occult Horror: Here’s Where to Start

Young married couple Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse think they’ve found the perfect New York City apartment, only to discover they have the neighbors …

Jordan Peele

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Creative Writing

03 Writing a Screenplay Myers.pdf

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Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

Writing

I Can’t Decide If “Write & Improve” Is The Best Or Worst Site To Help ELLs Improve Their Writing

I’ve written a lot about my ongoing search for a helpful an online site that would help all students, and particularly English Language Learners, …

How to Review Your Plot: Using Your Notes and Outline at Revision

You’re nearing the finish line and feel like you need a final push forward to reach completion. You’ve slogged your way through the long, seemingly …

Writing

How to write dialogue in a story: 7 steps for great exchanges

Learning how to write dialogue in a story is crucial. Writing gripping conversations that include conflict and disagreement and further your story …

Creative Writing

Gifts for Writers: Tech Savvy and Traditional Options

During my school years (which extended well into my twenties), I was known by family and friends as a serious writer and editor. That led to a lot of …

Writing

Ken Liu Will Keep an Open Mind

<b>The author and translator on Chinese Sci-Fi & the Universe’s End</b><p>Ken Liu is a literary powerhouse. He’s the author of the acclaimed collection <i>The</i> …

J.K. Rowling is "still learning" how to write screenplays - Cyprus Mail

The 51-year-old author has been capturing children’s imaginations since 1997 when she released the first ‘Harry Potter’ book and has since become a …

How to Use Tabletop Games to Become a Better Writer

Not every game is about winning. Amidst the rise in tabletop gaming, dozens of storytelling games have emerged that challenge you or your teammates …

Board Games

You’re Better at Selling Your Writing Than You Think (Tips that Work!)

Note: This is a guest post by Bryan Cohen. He is an author, a podcaster, and a coach. His 40+ books have been downloaded nearly half a million times. …

Selling

BLOG: Script to Novel: The 6 Biggest Hurdles to Turning Your Screenplay into a Book

Traditionally published novels have always been a lucrative source of literary properties for the entertainment industry, but, in the last decade …

Writing

10 essential software and apps for the busy writer

Writers are always looking for the next best app or software to craft them into a better writer. Here’s some of our favorites.<p>The modern day busy …

Arrival’s screenwriter tells us how it took more than 100 drafts to think like an alien

“So many of our conflicts and our problems stem from miscommunication.”<p>The magnificent sci-fi film <i>Arrival</i>, which proved a surprise box office hit in its opening weekend, wouldn’t exist without the passion of its screenwriter, Eric Heisserer.<p>Heisserer was so taken with Ted Chiang’s short story …

Animation

4 New Writing Gigs to Strengthen Your Skills

Do you have a script you’re dying to get produced? There are more than just acting gigs in Backstage’s casting listings; playwrights and …

New York City

Tools and techniques for writing better non-linear game narratives

Choice. Consequence. Complicity. These, according to former Failbetter Games chief Alexis Kennedy, are key to writing great narratives for non-linear …

Game Development

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee’s 8 Emerging Writers Over 30

Today, the term "emerging writers" feels equivalent to 20-somethings, but so often it takes a lot longer than that for a writer to emerge.

Books

Tips To Solve The Problem Of That Scene You’re Stuck On

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 120<p>Writing isn’t always a smooth process. Whether you’re a sprinter like Anthony Burgess, who scribbled out <i>A Clockwork</i> …

Creative Writing

Famous Short Stories and Essays Written by Benjamin Franklin

<b>Benjamin Franklin</b> is one of the best writers that America has ever produced. Benjamin Franklin essays have been the benchmark for essay writers. The …

3 tips for editing your own writing

Everybody needs an editor, but there are times when you are the only set of eyes to read what you've written. Whether you're writing a tweet, a …

Writing

Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian writing is known as hieroglyphics ('sacred carvings') and developed at some point prior to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 -2613 …