DIY Publishing – One Way To Bring Your Work To Life
Amazon and other on-line publishing platforms have given rise to an exciting DIY publishing revolution. By many measures, we haven’t even seen the zenith of where this is all going to. Through a newly liberated publishing process, a new …
Elements Of Setting In Writing
The Elements Of Setting In In Your Writing
Tips from a pro to help you incorporate appropriate elements of setting to make your story come alive.
Looking at how Aziz Ansari uses elements of setting in his clever Netflix series Master Of None shows why it matters where your scenes …
Writing A Good Scene
On Writing A Good Scene
Writing a good scene (whether that scene be for screen or fiction or memoir) requires keeping audience attention fixed on key information. The challenge in writing a great scene is keeping the audience glued.
There is nothing more stale than a fiction scene that features …
How To Expand Setting – Screenwriting Tips
How To Expand Setting
A current trend in screenwriting speaks directly to the need for writers to expand their thoughts on setting, specifically, how to expand setting itself. I’m talking about the appetite for “single location” scripts.
Anyone who has seen Ryan Reynolds in 2010’s “Buried” knows you don’t need …
Writing good dialogue – Ghostwriting Tips
Tips For Writing Good Dialogue
Advice from a pro
Writing good dialogue, authentic dialog is tough. People talk in nuanced ways that aren’t always easy to capture on the page. They say you need an ear for it.
How does someone hone that ear though?
Playwright David Mamet’s advice on …