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A Day in the Life of a Bestselling Novelist

Quora | Posted 07.27.2016 | Books
Quora

What does your daily routine look like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people...

The Gift And Challenge Of Writers' Conferences

William Kenower | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
William Kenower

It is not so hard to look around a writers' conference at all the other people worrying and rejoicing, arguing and agreeing, and see writers whose stories are varied, but whose love of storytelling shines equally bright.

What Screenwriters Can Expect with Their First "General Meeting"

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Go F**king Work

Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Alexander Lam might've created the best productivity hack ever -- www.gofuckingwork.com. Go to it now and you'll get one of a few different messa...

Why I'm Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

When you first read that headline, you probably thought I was going to say I'm doing it because I'm dying and want to rush and get my books out there before I kick the bucket. And well, you wouldn't be totally wrong.

The Greg Mania School Of Writing Curriculum-At-A-Glance

Greg Mania | Posted 07.12.2016 | Comedy
Greg Mania

We are delighted that you have expressed interest in The Greg Mania School of Writing! Our unique curriculum offers one-of-a-kind training designed to mold the minds of the great writers/sporadically employed freelancers of tomorrow.

3 Questions Every Creative Person Must Ask

Janice Sands | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

This summer, Pen + Brush is teaming up with experts in both the visual and literary arts to bring our readers a guest blogger series focused on insigh...

5 Ways You Can Determine If Your Script Is Done

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Top 10 Cinematographers Writers Should Follow on Instagram

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

What Inspires You? Some Musings On Finding The Muse.

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

This week I went to a Meet-up event for writers -- something that's been on my to-do list for ages. There were seven of us at the Village Tap in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood.

Stop Taking Criticism (And Praise) Personally

Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

When we realize we're more than our work, when we realize we're allowed to value ourselves more than we value the opinion of others, we stop taking our criticism and our praise so personally.

3 Tips to Bust Through Writer's Block

Rosanna Savone | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Rosanna Savone

Do you get writer's block? As a writer, I know I do and when I do, I follow these 3 tips to bust through it as quickly as possible.

How To Write Better Without Becoming A Better Writer

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Because I'm worrying much less about whether or not my work is good enough. It might be, and it might not be. It's just not worth the energy it takes to worry about it - especially when I could be putting that energy into the work.

11 Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid Annoying Their Hollywood Contacts

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

A Writer's Only Motivation

William Kenower | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
William Kenower

In truth, fear is a lousy motivator. It can get you off the couch and running for your life, but you will soon tire and believe you want to quit. Love is the only true motivator.

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritu...

9 Screenwriting Truths I Learned the Hard Way in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Stories We Tell: Becoming The Author Of Your Life

William Kenower | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
William Kenower

The gas station nearest my house happens to face a strip club. It is apparently a very successful strip club, as they could afford to install a LCD sc...

One-On-One with A Bigger Splash Screenwriter David Kajganich

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Joy Of Writing

Roota Choksi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Roota Choksi

Because I am a writer. I like to write about stuff that touches the strings of my heart and makes it go gooey and happy. Then , I feel like sharing the gooey feeling with the world. I feel that there's no dearth of sadness in the world , there is a need of lots of happiness and love.

What We Need To Be Reminded Of

Cortney McDermott | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cortney McDermott

... a conversation with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss Ram Dass once remarked, "I'm not going to say anything that you ...

What I Learned About Content Marketing From A Successful Copywriter

Connor Ondriska | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Connor Ondriska

As someone who does content marketing, I'm always looking for new tips to learn how to improve my writing and the ROI on these efforts.

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

How to Write a Blog That People Will Actually Read

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media
Quora

This is an opportunity for you. Every day, you have experiences. You encounter problems and challenges. You buy products to help you with those problems and challenges. These are all things you can write about.

Three Screenwriting Lessons that Disney's Zootopia Can Teach Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...