Samuel Rosenthal

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How to Improve Your Drawing Skills

A friend recently mentioned to me that she had been working on her drawing skills and asked if I had any tips or suggestions of places to learn from, …

How Do You Write a Novel? Learn the Rules. Then Break Them.

It's tempting to believe that novelists who have already published books know "the secret." But every novel, whether it's your first or fifteenth, poses different challenges. Even the most experienced writers get stuck in dark alleys and thorny woods as they lose their way.<p>I'm about to publish my …

6 Stage Plot Structure For Successful Storytelling

Michael Hauge has created a formula around the five turning points and six stages you need to write a good story. Eduardo L. Lozano created this …

Screenplay Structure Made Easy - Screenwriting Blueprint

Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure<p>Screenplay Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, …

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write Right

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

How to Write an Epic Story Using the Hero's Journey [Infographic]

The concept of the Hero’s Journey isn’t a new one–in fact, it’s as old as storytelling. The Hero’s Journey, known in literary circles as the …

How to create a believable character

Character design belongs to many areas of concept art and illustration, whether they're main characters or simply a small figure in the distance. One …

This Is What Great Writers Do to Get Even Better

<i>What are some things writers do to continuously improve their writing skills? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of HIDDEN, SMOKE and FRACTURED, on Quora:</b><p>…

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of …

Self-help

Improve Your Comics by "Distancing the Narrative"

The newest 'Strip Panel Naked' video teaches the importance of keeping the reader at bay.<p>It’s tempting to throw the reader into the middle of the action in a comic book, but Mike Mignola’s final issue of <i>Hellboy in Hell</i> <i></i>keeps the reader at arm’s length. In this week’s edition of comics masterclass, …

Graphic Novels

5 Ways To Find New Story Ideas

One of the questions authors are asked most often is how they get their ideas. Unfortunately, there isn't a secret idea speakeasy where you can buy them in bulk (or if there is, no one has ever given me the password). There are, however, some steps you can take to generate new ideas when you're …

3 tips to writing better action scenes in your novel

I recently finished Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>The Killer Angels</i>, a historical fiction about the Battle of Gettysburg, a book which …

10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes | Writer's Digest

Any story or novel is, in essence, a series of scenes strung together like beads on a wire, with narrative summary adding texture and color between. …

13 Tips for Writing a Novel

Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition.<p>For me, completing a final chapter heralds the last few …

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

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How To Title Your Book

Lately I’ve been coaching several of my clients through the process of coming up with a good title for their book, so I thought I’d share my tips …

First Draft vs. Final Draft

What is the difference between the first draft and the final draft of a story or novel?<p>The first draft contains everything you wanted to say. The …

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, unmotivated and well, bleh! Maybe you …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Jack Kirby’s ‘Lord Of Light’ Designs For The Project That Inspired ‘Argo’

If you've been to a movie theater in the past few months, you're probably at least passingly familiar with the plot of <b>Argo</b>, the award-winning film …

Comics

10 Batman Stories Which Need To Be in a Movie

Despite the fact that it has not yet been officially announced (just mentioned in the press release announcing their DC Comics slate), Warner Bros. …

The Animated Movie Brad Bird Couldn't Get Off the Ground

As a feature film writer and director, Brad Bird has been responsible for some of the biggest box office successes of the past 15 years. For Pixar, …

The Secret to Sequels Is In the Details

Why so many follow-ups are falling flat.<p>There’s been talk of sequel fatigue this summer, and the failure of <b>Independence Day: Resurgence</b>is the latest …

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book …

Marvel Owns Some Of The Skrulls Rights For Future MCU Movies

Before they rolled the dice and went it on their own with <b>Jon Favreau</b>‘s <b>Iron Man</b>, Marvel made some crappy deals with other movie studios which to this …

Comics

SCHLOCK & AWE: THE PHANTOM Could Have Started a Franchise…But Didn’t

1996 was a banner year for cinema. Or, at least it was a banner year for the cinematic enjoyment of a one Mr. Kyle Anderson (i.e. me). I’d been to …