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Creative Writing

Legendary Screenwriting Guru Robert McKee On Creating Incredible Dialogue

The author of screenwriting bible, Story, returns with a tome devoted to Dialogue, and reams of advice for aspiring writers.<p>Look on the coffee-stained, Post-it strewn desk of most aspiring screenwriters and you’re bound to find the same mighty tome. Robert McKee’s <i>Story</i> has been hailed like ancient …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters

A chapter is a chapter and a scene is a scene. Or are they? What’s the differences between scenes vs. chapters? Are they ever the same thing? Must a …

What’s She Thinking? How to Use Inner Dialogue…

Inner dialogue. Internal thought. Interior monologue. Internal speech. Whatever you call it, this internal thought process is as important as regular …

Writing Discipline And Mindset For Authors With James Scott Bell

<b>In this wide-ranging interview, James Scott Bell and I discuss aspects of making a living with your writing, including discipline and writing tips,</b> …

Writing

How This First-Time Author Successfully Self-Published His Book

Over the last four years, I’ve published four books, with the first being self-published. As a writer, I’ve continued to release projects on my own, …

A Wicked Good Weekend Writing Prompt

No one dared go near the old Miller house. No one had lived there for years. So why was there now a light in the window? Tell us in the response …

Writing

Introducing The Character Motivation Thesaurus

Exciting days are here–a new thesaurus we think will be really helpful, because it is at the heart of every story:<p>The Character Motivation …

Motivation

How To Write a Book

Unorthodox Advice From Someone Currently Attempting to Write a Book<p><b>First, start by telling everyone you know that you are writing a book.</b><p>So what if …

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Foreshadow a Story

<b>Part 11 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel</b>Really, your job as an author can be summed up in one simple word: <i>control.</i> It is …

7 Tactics To Grip A Reader At The End Of A Chapter

When you write the end of a chapter, you want readers to be desperate to turn the page and read on irrespective of the fact its 3:41AM and they have …

British History
Creative Writing

Meet our new Ayn Rand: Ben Shapiro’s hamfisted propaganda fiction is even worse than you guessed

The wingnut pundit resents the liberal tone of TV, but turns out cartoonish, right-leaning prose<p>For decades now, conservatives have lamented the fact that while they’ve often won political races, they’ve “lost the culture.” This perceived injury is part of what motivates the charge against …

Michael Gove to set out Tory leadership stall after forcing out Boris Johnson

Former London mayor drops bid for No 10 at the eleventh hour, with Theresa May joining justice secretary as frontrunner<p>Michael Gove sets out his leadership stall on Friday, having ambushed Boris Johnson with a surprise entry into the Conservative leadership battle, a decisive move that killed off …

Boris Johnson

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood — Race, sexuality, and mainstream media

Each Monday for the more than nine weeks, I’ve glued myself to the television and live-tweeted every moment of the reality television drama that is</i> …

5 Critical Stories the Mainstream Media Buried Under Charlie Sheen's Personal Life

Charlie Sheen announced earlier this week on the Today show that he is HIV positive. Since that announcement, Sheen’s face has been plastered across …

Charlie Sheen
Privacy

#BrusselsLockdown flooded with cat pics: Belgian police request social media blackout, lolcats ensue

As a manhunt for a suspected Paris terror attack conspirator continues, the Internet helps as only the Internet can<p>Belgian police yesterday requested a social media blackout in Brussels amid an ongoing three-day manhunt for fugitive Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam. The effort by Belgian police was to …

Social Media

Obama on ISIS: 'They're a bunch of killers with good social media'

"They're a bunch of killers with good social media," Obama said, speaking at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.<p>Obama said the news media in particular should maintain perspective on the danger posed to the US by the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.<p>"How we report on this has to …

Social Media

Teenagers, sexualisation and social media: taking 'healthy selfies' to educate the community

About 50 teenage girls raise their hands when asked if they have ever been sent a nude photo online.<p>They are part of the crowd at a forum in the …