Screenwriting Workshops Online – Writing Screenplays

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Today we’re going to talk about 5 of my 10 principles for great screenwriting. For me screenwriting is kind of like a seduction, where you’re trying to lure your audience in and persuade them to a certain point of view. You get them to like certain characters and you get them to sympathise with your perspective storytelling is like a trance. It goes back to the ancient times when people would sit around campfires and tell stories.   There’s something about storytelling that mesmerises us, that we get obsessed with something about hearing a great story that requires our entire […]

Tips On Writing A Book For The First Time – Beginner’s Advice

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I’m Mette Ivy Harrison. I’m the best-selling author of the Bishop’s Wife series and I’m gonna be sharing my five best tips of how to write a novel. Tip number one is you need to have an interesting character who needs or want something desperately. This is so that you can have a character who is propelling the plot forward. Passive characters are not super interesting. They need to do something. You want to have a character who’s not just reacting to events but rather is causing events to happen and interacting with other characters in the world that they’re […]

Online Script Writing Courses – Are They Any Good?

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Whenever I look for any kind of product online, and digital products in particular, I always look for a full refund Guarantee. It just makes so much sense to hedge your bet, knowing that you’ll get re-imbursed if it doesn’t work out for you. An online script writing course is not exception, and of course e-learning platforms like Udemy offer such a refund for all courses, although it has to be said that not all courses are of the highest quality. When I came across an advertisement for a course entitled ‘Movie In A Month’ presented by James Lamberg, I […]

Tips For Writing A Book For Beginners – The Essentials

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Hi, it’s Peter here again from Writer’s Life and coming up today – essential book writing tips for beginner writers. If you’ve never even come close to attempting to write a book before, even the idea of doing so can seem utterly overwhelming. It may be that you have some writing experience, have written some sorts of pieces for pleasure now and again, or have just been struck with a brilliant idea for a book or an urge to do it, but have no writing experience at all. Whatever stage you are at and how ever used to writing you […]

What Is The Setting Of A Book – How Important Is It?

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Plants everywhere will die, and the animals that depend on them will starve, and the animals that eat those will starve.   Winter will come early, and hard, and it will last a long, long time. It will end, of course, like every winter does, and then the world will return to its old self. Eventually.   The people of the Stillness live in a perpetual state of disaster preparedness. They’ve built walls and dug wells and put away food, and they can easily last five, ten, even twenty-five years in a world without sun.   Eventually, meaning in this […]

Short Story Structure & Planning

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Once upon a time there was a …. a … yeah! So you have to write a short story but you don’t know what to do, where do you start. Well, the simplest place to start for a short story would be understanding its structure. Think of it as something a little bit like this. From start to end, you’re always rising until you come to your conclusion. The way your short story should start is with your exposition. This is when you’re introducing your story. Then your rising action. As the tension rises, so does your action, until you […]

How To Sell A Script To Hollywood – Producer’s Perspective

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Let’s cut to the chase – as long as movies are made, producers will need fresh original stories. You’ve got an idea for a movie. In this video I’m going to explain exactly what you need to do to sell it. Since we rarely ever see the screenwriter, or read the scripts of the movies we watch, there tends to be this unnecessary mystery surrounding that aspect of the film industry. Where movie ideas come from, or how screenplays are chosen, or how to get your idea through the door and it’s led to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding […]

How To Write A Story With Dialogue The Right Way

Welcome back to this study on fiction. I’m Kenny noble, an instructor here at Indiana Bible College and today we’re going to be looking at the elements of dialogue. We’ll be looking at some of the important features of dialogue and hopefully give you some pointers to improve your dialogue. First, let me say that contrary to what many think, dialogue and fiction is not the way people talk. Rather, dialogue is the way that we want to think that people talk. I’ve taken my pen and paper and set down in a restaurant, in a coffee shop and listen […]

How To Start Writing A Book For Beginners – Ideas For Writing A Book

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Hello and welcome back to my channel. If you don’t know who I am, I’m Britt Poe. I am an author and a writing a business coach for creative writers and authors alike. Today I’m gonna be talking about how to outline your novel using my absolute favorite method, the snowflake method. So before I get into the how-to, I wanted to share a little bit of background. In the writing world there are two sort of sides when it comes to planning a novel. There are plotters, the ones who plan everything and set them out before they start […]

Script Writing Course – Screenwriting Classes

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After successfully writing, editing and publishing a novel, I decided to delve more into the structure and process of movie script writing. Like many people, Youtube was my first stop, before considering signing up to a script writing course. Although there are some gems (like the video embedded below), it has to be said that the 80-20 rules comes into full force here, except that it’s more like the 90-10 rule. Basically, this means that about 90% of the free screenplay writing tips you find are below average. They simply regurgitate the rules presented y such luminaries as Michael Hauge, […]