Em Steck

7 Flips | 3 Magazines | 20 Likes | 1 Following | @emsleeping | Writer. Journalist. Nerd. Loves reading, tea, tennis, traveling and breathing.

Daredevil: A Longform Approach to Comic-Book Television

Marvel's first show with Netflix borrows its gritty look and feel from Frank Miller, but stays true to the binge-friendly nature of comic books and streaming services.<p>Comic-book storytelling has long seemed more compatible with the arc of a television season than it is with film: For all the …

Comics

5 Great Ways to Hide a Crime

Some of the best novels make us root for culprits covering their tracks (yeah, we’re looking at you, Raskolnikov). Novelist Jamie Kornegay names some …

Storyboarding research

How to do smarter, proactive planning-and-realization of projects, reports and articles, from the outset<p>Almost everyone doing research makes a plan …

Three Reasons to Be Your Own Screenwriting Agent

The ongoing myth that you ‘need an Agent’ to get your screenplay seen by Hollywood’s gatekeepers continues to hold back countless writers from …

15 Editorial Tools to Help You Outline, Write and Edit (Better and Faster)

Whether writing is part of your everyday routine or you're facing a major, one-time project, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember: even the …

Apps

A Daily Exercise That Can Revolutionize Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Ed Cyzewski (@edcyzewski). It’s adapted from <i>Pray, Write, Grow: Cultivating Prayer and Writing Together</i><i>.</i><i></i>Two years ago I …

Self-Reflection

Automatic writing: an exercise to help you be a more efficient writer

If you’re anything like me, your starting point is perfection. But striving for perfection stops me from getting everything I know onto the page. I …

Creative Writing