Screenwriting guru Syd Field worked for a long time as a script reader for major film studios. Each morning he would face a stack of scripts to be read and passed further up the development chain or rejected as unusable.
Every writer dreams of escaping the daily grind for a bit of peace and quiet to focus on their craft, and when you finally decide to turn that dream into a reality, you will quickly find out that there are hundreds, if not thousands,
Are you feeling guilty and not sure how to rectify the situation? Are you worried about getting into an argument if you talk to that person again face-to-face?
Horror is something that frightens or repels you – think of movies like Cujo, Silence of the Lambs, or Psycho. Humor delights you with wordplay and its delivery.
E-publishers sometimes prefer to publish a novella since some e-book readers want shorter texts. On the other hand, a solid place to publish stories is in literary magazines - print and electronic.
Jellyfish and dolphins in the Venice Canal. Sheep in an empty McDonald’s parking lot. Waddling penguins – in Simon’s Town, South Africa. Goats, deer and coyotes roaming major cities.
“He saw nothing and heard nothing but he could feel his heart pounding and then he heard the clack on stone and the leaping, dropping clicks of a small rock falling.” – Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
A society that tells you to feel rewarded by work and guilty about pleasure isn’t a society that cares about you. Read a book and ignore them.
A writer must consider the cultural differences to attract many audiences, across borders. Here is a brief overview of some basic differences between Eastern and Western fiction.
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