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Story Structure - Final Conflict


Beyond three and four act story structure, lies the Hero's Journey.The Hero's Journey is the most usable story structure consisting of at least 106 stages and the template for successful contemporary stories, from Star Wars to Al Pacino Scarface to The Incredibles to War of the Worlds to The Dirty Dozen to Midnight Cowboy.

Top Ten Writing Mistakes Made By New Childrens Writers


Okay. So I'm not David Letterman.

Top 10 Common English Goofs by Web Authors


In reviewing and browsing web sites over the years, I have compiled a list of the most common misuses of English by web authors. Here they are in Letterman (reverse) order.

Creating a Writing Space


It's important to have a space set aside in your home for writing. It can be a big cushion in a corner of your closet with a notebook and pen, if that's all you have room for, or perhaps the back seat of your car because that's the only place you can get some peace and quiet, but it should be all yours, waiting for you whenever it's time to write.

Apotheosis - the Seminal Insight of the Hero for Screenwriting


Every hero has a seminal insight - the apotheosis. Once you know what that insight will be, you can start building your story up to and beyond that point:In Casablanca, Rick's insight is that if you love someone, you sacrifice yourself for their happiness.

Writing Styles for Fiction: Which Voice to Use


I recently set up a website to promote a new suspense novel. Once it started receiving hits I began getting questions about why I chose to write in third person.

If You Want to Succeed As a Writer, Dont Just Think It, Do It


It never ceases to amaze me when a prospective writer confesses that he or she has never put anything down on paper. Obviously, that's the first step.

Building a Character Wall


For any great novelist, defining your cast of intriguing characters is the key to the success of your story. So how do you maintain the image of your characters―both their physical attributes and their personality? It's easy! Build a Character Wall?paper by paper.

Screenwriting - Five Golden Insights


Originality emerges from structure. Once you have a story idea, you can expand the idea into a story by using structure.

Before You Write Your Book, Organize Its Parts - Part 1


If you are a serious writer who wants to publish and sell books and informational products, you need to be able to find all of its parts in a minute or less. Filing only the important parts of your book will yield fast-writing your book.

Before You Write Your Book, Organize Its Parts - Part 2


If you are a serious writer who wants to publish and sell books and informational products, you need to be able to find all of its parts in a minute or less. Filing only the important parts of your book will yield fast-writing your book.

How To Become a Freelance Grant Writer


What is a freelance grant writer? These individuals have a lot of power in their hands. When they work for companies, they are essentially trying to help gain free money for that company to help the company expand, do research, or to stay in business.

The Opportunities As A Freelance Proofreader in the UK


A UK based freelance proofreader should be able to provide quality products for the United Kingdom audience. There are many differences in the type of work that is produced for the United States and that which is produced for the United Kingdom.

A Book Note Vs a Book Report


IntroductionSince our early days of elementary education we have been familiar with what a book report entails. But do you know what a book note is? Good question you say? Great! Read on and together we can explore the relationship between the two.

Are You a Freelance Writer? - Then You Need a Website


As a freelance writer, it is important to present yourself to your clients in a highly effective way. One of the most effective methods that freelancers use is a website. More Articles from Writing Information:
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