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Eric Edson's Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons

CSUN Professor Eric Edson‘s Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons<p>1) 00:05 – First Life Lesson<br>2) 02:14 – Drawer Full Of Scripts<br>3) 04:58 – Typical Screenwriting …

Get paid to travel - become a travel writer

Want to be a travel writer? Then prepare to be loathed. The idea that someone goes to exotic places for free – and then gets paid to write about them …

Pranks and Perspective

What were your favorite April Fools pranks this year? I had a few favorites from the writing world. For instance, this one from Amazon Publishing was …

Creative Writing

Middle Scenes: A Non-Linear Approach

Have you ever felt impatient listening to a co-worker, friend or spouse relate a story? While you were listening, did you mentally drum your …

The 4 Secrets to Designing Inescapable Plot

What makes a plot into a rollercoaster ride? We’ve talked about the reader’s unconscious expectations for a great story. We know what these are. And …

15 Memoirs About Writing That Every Young Writer Needs To Read

If there's anything that writers like more than writing, it's writing <i>about writing</i> (that, and talking about writing about writing). And it makes …

Amazon Author Insights — Elizabeth Gilbert’s top 10 tips for writers ...

The dreaded blank page. You just can’t find that perfect opening line. Or maybe you’ve finally hit the crucial point in your story only to find that …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Language

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. …

Showing vs telling: ‘Show don’t tell’ in narration

Show don’t tell is one of the most abused pieces of writing advice. In her essay ‘On Rules of Writing,’ Ursula K. Le Guin writes ‘Thanks to “show …

How I Became a Top Writer in 15 Days

And You Can Do it Too!I Love ChallengesI took on the challenge of becoming a Top Writer on Medium.I didn’t know much about how to become a Top …

Meet the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize readers

Every year, the CBC Literary Prizes enlists the help of established writers and editors from across the country to help us discover some of Canada's …

Rhyme Time

April is National Poetry Month<p>The 22nd Annual National Poetry Month is germinating in the greater Waltham area.<p>Budding in 1996 and by the Academy of …

The Quest to Become a Pro Writer

Do you want to level up your writing? Are you seeking structure, motivation, and accountability? Consider joining me on the quest to become a …

Writing Your First Novel: How to Fix an (Accidentally) Autobiographical Novel

Some of you may be participating in our 100 Day Book program, writing your first novel on your own, or kicking around the idea of starting that …

In the gap between writer and reader, the novel comes to life

There’s an exercise I sometimes get members of book groups to do: I ask each of them to draw a picture of the cabin from my first novel, <i>Our Endless Numbered Days</i> (2015). The building is carefully described in the book: one door, single storey, two windows, a stove with a chimney that pokes out …

Creative Writing

How to Skyrocket Your Audience When You Don’t Have One

Proven ways to rapidly grow your platform within three months.There are always times that you spend hours on an article and when you finally release …

How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly?

How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly?<p>Updated April 07, 2017<p>Congrats to me, I’ve been a freelance writer for over 10 years now!<p>I first started by …

For Refugees in Sweden, Line Is Thin Between Vanishing and a Job

Sweden had an inflow of a quarter million refugees over two years before largely abandoning its open-door policy.<p>Its beleaguered bureaucracy is now …

Liberals promise to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within 4 months

The federal government is committing to take urgent steps to bring Yazidi refugees to Canada within four months.<p>During question period Monday, …

Canada

Three congressmen question refugee resettlement in Arkansas

click to enlarge<p>Republican <b>U.S. Reps. Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman and Rick Crawford</b> have joined in a news release objecting to refugee resettlement …

Why Uganda is a model for dealing with refugees

THIS week French authorities began clearing the “jungle”, a refugee camp in Calais that has become symbolic of the failures of Europe’s policies …

For many, demolition of the camp is only the latest chapter in an ongoing tale of displacement, violence and peril<p>Before dawn on Monday, Yusef, 35, a pharmacist who had fled violence in Sudan, stuffed some blankets into a donated backpack and bid farewell to the muddy puddles surrounding his …

Calais

No, the U.S. Is Not Discriminating Against Syrian Christian Refugees

Last month, Senator Ted Cruz sought answers to a question that has been vexing some opponents of the Syrian refugee resettlement program: where are the Syrian Christian refugees?<p>Christians made up ten percent of the Syrian population at the start of the Syrian conflict, but constituted only two …

For some refugees, integration into UK society doesn't mean acceptance

For many migrants fleeing persecution in their homeland, England is the promised land. And hiding in the back of a truck is virtually the only way to get to it.<p>In 1999, Sabir Zazai snuck onto a UK-bound truck in northern France and got off in Dover, on England's east coast. For him, as for …

Refugees In Greece Riot At Migrant Camp: Government Buildings Set On Fire With Turkey-European Union Deal Stalled

Migrants protesting their long stay at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos set fire to asylum service buildings Monday, forcing …

What Is Happening to the Children of the Calais 'Jungle'?

A short drive from the orderly streets of the Calais town center, past a series of warehouses and fuel stations, is one of the most startling scenes …

Social Goods | Child Refugees Working in Sweatshops, Fast Fashion's Sustainability Formula

This week, Syrian refugee children found working in sweatshops and fast fashion companies try to reduce their environmental costs.<p>"<b>The Kids Who Have</b> …

Syria refugees in Lebanon now get aid with debit card

International agencies in Lebanon have begun distributing aid to Syrian refugees through a single debit card.<p>The card is meant to simplify aid delivery and give refugees more choices. It is valid for five years, a reflection of the protracted Syria conflict that has displaced millions.<p>The card …

Norway to accept its first EU refugees this week

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) confirmed to broadcaster NRK that the first 20 of the 1,500 refugees Norway voluntarily agreed to …