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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Writing Reply with quote

3 Tips to “Show, Don’t Tell” Emotions and Moods

http://thewritepractice.com/how-to-show-not-tell-paranoia-hope-and-other-moods/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

journalistics.com - Five Ws and One H: The Secret to Complete News Stories

"What are the Five Ws and One H? They are Who, What, Why, When, Where
and How. Why are the Five Ws and One H important? Journalism purists will
argue your story isn’t complete until you answer all six questions."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith Phipps - One Year Later: Frozen

"The short answer to “What holds up?” is that Frozen as a whole has held
up well beyond what most could have imagined a year ago. The film has
enjoyed such a remarkably long life that it practically still seems like a new
release."
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mi6-hq.com - How To Write A Thriller, by Ian Fleming

"A year before his death, Ian Fleming penned an essay explaining his
writing process for the James Bond novels"


"One of the essentials is to create a vacuum in my life which can only be
satisfactorily filled by some form of creative work - whether it be writing,
painting, sculpting, composing or just building a boat - I was about to get
married - a prospect which filled me with terror and mental fidget. To give
my hands something to do, and as an antibody to my qualms about the
marriage state after 43 years as a bachelor, I decided one day to damned
well sit down and write a book."


"If you interrupt the writing of fast narrative with too much introspection
and self-criticism, you will be lucky if you write 500 words a day and you
will be disgusted with them into the bargain. By following my formula, you
write 2,000 words a day and you aren't disgusted with them until the book
is finished, which will be in about six weeks."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Just write" is not a writing tip, it's a task. Give us your tips for this task.

http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/2oge7x/just_write_is_not_a_writing_tip_its_a_task_give/

Reverse-engineering. If you feel like writing a lot and thoughtfully, just grab your favourite/least favourite novel/text and just copy it from cover to cover. And not just copy, but analyse it. Why is that there, why is this here and why author decided to put those there. It's a great exercise plus you get to have a secondhand experience of writing a good/bad text which, I presume, would be helpful.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lessons I've learned about writing from being a woodworker

http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/2pl1j1/lessons_ive_learned_about_writing_from_being_a/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Share your character creation method


And also what traits do you find to be the hardest/easiest to represent through showing rather than telling the reader? I find insecurity is quite easy to convey, and so is being abrasive/an asshole. As for my creation method: I think of a character backstory. From that backstory I derive traits then both an external and internal goal. Then I give them flaws that will directly get in the way of accomplishing that goal. Then quirks, hobbies, etc. The little things that make the character pop that aren't necessarily related to the plot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - ELI5: the process of publishing a book from start to finish and what to look out for

"As someone who has been published by small presses, I entirely concur
and commend with the above post. I wish I had seen it a few years ago,
actually; it totally corroborates all that I have learned the hard way."
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r -A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

~ William Faulkner


"Faulkner is saying that the writer's duty is to cultivate courage in the face of
our mounting impotence, not to announce it's arrival and promote the terms
of our surrender"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Writer. No question about it. Zero experience, sit at home, make fucktons of money.

"Decide whether you want to make money or be a "Writer". I know that may
sound obvious, but I work with people all the time who are more interested
in creating art than in making money. If you want to create art, that's cool,
go for it and good luck. But if you want to make money, you need to work
within the system..."


AMA - Warlizard 1 & Warlizard 2
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/j-k-rowling-plotted-harry-potter-with-a-hand-drawn-spreadsheet.html

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foxscreenings.com - GONE GIRL

Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn - Screenplay by Gillian Flynn

Found here: Archive | The Vault – Produced Scripts

A gold mine!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rishabh R. Dassani - Morning Pages

"Every morning, after waking up, the first thing I do is go to the workstation
in my home office, open my notebook computer, and open my text editor to
write Morning Pages for 25 minutes. I use Byword to write and FlexTime to
track the time. I manage to write about 400+ words on most days; some
days I write more, and other days I write less. Either way, I get up and
write."


Software used: Byword, Things, FlexTime, VoodooPad, MarsEdit.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - How to Write About Characters Who Are Smarter Than You

"And this is one of the things that I found so rewarding in writing about Alan
Turing: that trying to convey his intelligence on screen was a democratizing
act. That opening his one-of-a-kind mind up on screen was about letting
other people in; not about shutting them out."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bubblecow.net - See How Easily You Can Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

"There are many methodologies and techniques for writing a novel. Perhaps
one of the most respected and potentially useful is Randy Ingermanson’s
Snowflake Method."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/how-to-write-a-novel.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Do you ever ignore an author's description and stick with your own mental image?

"Then Pynchon described her as more petite, and with a smaller chest,
but by that point I decided to stick with my own image of her. I think it
would screw up my ability to keep track of everything if I started to re-
imagine her."
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Writing versus Storytelling

"I believe it's almost unanimous (at least here) that James is a horrifically
bad writer; mechanically and stylistically, Fifty Shades is terrible. And yet
it's sold about seventy jillion trillion copies or something like that...why?
Because James is telling a story that a lot of people want to read, which
speaks to them despite the mechanical problems with the writing. And that's
offensive to many of us, because we see someone who writes so very badly
being so successful."
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - I now feel (slightly) qualified to give some advice on short spec-fic sales.

"I finally hunted down my white whale and got published in Clarkesworld
Magazine! I now feel qualified to give some advice on short specific sales."
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the guardian - Margaret Atwood on Game of Thrones

"With the fifth season of Game of Thrones beginning next month, acclaimed
novelist Margaret Atwood explains why she finds the show – inspired by
literature and the real monarchs of our blood-soaked medieval history – so
compelling, while five other famous fans share their devotion to Westeros"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard more than one person reference this ability of his. In brief, he is able to introduce a character and have the reader rapidly identify with the character, understand their motives/desires, and start to care about them in an economy of prose. In other words, he is a master of characterization, and being able to do it without rambling.
As someone who just started reading his works, I'm curious how others view this.
How does Martin do this? Are there lessons to be had to incorporate into our own writing?

http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/332itw/george_rr_martin_is_said_to_be_a_master_of_rapid/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://creativityhacker.ca/2015/12/01/51-things-that-break-reader-immersion/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - MASTER LIST of Facial Expressions for Writers... in case your characters are smiling and nodding too much :)

"I was starting to imagine my characters looking like those nodding dogs you
get for car dashboards."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squarespace.com - An analysis of "Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling" by a Pixar employee

"... a number of other people have taken the list as a Pixar formula,
a set of hard and fast rules that we follow and are 'the right way' to
approach story. But that is not the spirit in which they were intended.
They were posted in order to get people thinking about each topic, as
the beginning of a conversation, not the last word."
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - Methods of Death & How They Feel

"TIL there are survivors of being exposed to the vacuum of space."
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - I am T.R. Ragan, an author who wrote for 20 years without
success but have now sold over two million e-book after
self-publishing. AMA.


"Don't worry too much about the first draft. Get it down on paper. The best
writing is in the revision. I love the quote by Nora Roberts, something about
'You can fix a bad page, but you can't fix a blank page.' Also, believe in
yourself. You can do it!"
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - The art of sentence length

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/08/05/if-you-didnt-love-stranger-things-youre-not-alone/

If You Didn't Love STRANGER THINGS, You're Not Alone
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pajiba.com/mr_robot/mr-robot-is-not-as-good-as-you-think-it-is.php

'Mr. Robot' Season One Scoffcap: Underneath the Layers Is Big Cloud of Pot Smoke


http://qz.com/758364/once-the-best-show-on-television-mr-robot-has-hit-its-sophomore-slump/

Once the best show on television, Mr. Robot has hit its sophomore slump
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling

PIXAR IN A BOX - The Art of Storytelling

This topic is an exploration of the storytelling process at Pixar
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/5y4y6q/for_all_of_the_scifi_writers_that_want_to_write_a/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r - 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Regrets Making The Film

"She was handcuffed to bad material from a writer who refused to let her
make changes to improve it. No wonder."
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