Thursday, June 27, 2019
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.
Posted by Sequimarian at 4:53 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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?
Posted by Sequimarian at 7:11 AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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.
Posted by Sequimarian at 8:20 AM