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The Story Structure Countdown: How Different ‘Experts’ Say You Should Structure a Story
The Story Structure Countdown Lots of people have come up with lots of ways to map, chart, categorize, name and formulate story patterns and structures. (also see my Comparative Narrative Story … Continue reading
Check Your Pulse : How music can help you write
What music do you listen to when you’re writing? Greg found the pulse of Bach, or reggae, helps get (and keep) him writing.
Tell Me a Story (History Geek Edition)
I’m working on a book about the American Revolution, so I’ve been doing a lot of research lately. The history itself is incredibly compelling, but my reading has also illuminated … Continue reading
Any place, any time!
Sheesh, how white and privileged am I? Here I am going on about my perfect little writing spot, and here’s this guy finding a way to ship his words out … Continue reading
Write Time, Write Place
Writing can be a very delicate process. Any number of tiny, seemingly insignificant, factors can impede your word flow. Sometimes, it’s hard to concentrate because your environment is too hot … Continue reading
Write That S**t Down!
For the holidays this year, my brother sent me a set of pencils that I found really inspirational. I happened to be rough drafting something old school, using a pen … Continue reading
Comedy Writing (and Wronging) – A Panel Discussion, Monday June 26 in LA
Covering multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level for TV, film or prose.
The Rewrite Desk – Seminar in LA Sept. 17
The Rewrite Desk Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30am-1pm Reserve your space now for this IWOSC seminar Finishing a draft of a book or script is an awesome accomplishment – but we … Continue reading
HAVING TROUBLE PRIORITIZING? USE ‘THE MATRIX’ TO SORT IT OUT!
Originally posted on Dr. Nancy Wayne:
You are a very busy person with a lot of responsibilities at work (not to mention what is going on at home). Everything seems…
“Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow” – Panel in LA, May 23
IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading
TV + Comedy = Brent Forrester
If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading