Thursday, June 27, 2019

How to Write Comedy: Using Real Life Stories for Funny Inspiration

How to Write Comedy: Using Real Life Stories for Funny Inspiration: Stephen Rosenfield shares three tips on taking a funny, real-life story and using it as the inspiration to write comedy for your audience.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10 words per page

Ten words per page.

That’s how many words get scanned the first time through. 

Perhaps five on a billboard.

Which means that your memo, your ad, your announcement,

your post–you get ten words.

Highlight the ten of the 1,000 you’ve written. Which ten

do you want someone to scan so that they’re intrigued 

enough to slow down and read the rest?

If you can begin with the ten words and write around 

them, you have the foundation for an effective message.

As Jay Levinson said, the best billboard ever said, 

“Free coffee, next exit.”

What do we see when we scan your work?

(50) Writers' Row - YouTube

(50) Writers' Row - YouTube: David Gane and D. C. Wright-Hammer discuss writing, twitter's #writingcommunity, and the business side of being an independent author. Guests join to offer a...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Help Me Name My Character - Every Writer

Help Me Name My Character - Every Writer: I see the questions on Twitter about once a week: Can you please help me name my characters? What is a good Swedish name for a character? I see these questions in many variations, so I thought I would put together a list of sites that help you name and define characters.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Discounts and New Writer Award

Discounts and New Writer Award: Now Accepting: New Writers Awards Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions are open for the 2019 New Writer Awards. Hundreds in cash prizes plus ...