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Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 2

Posted July 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Here’s the second edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress! We’ve combed through the internet to put together a reading list of some of the best storytelling being published on WordPress. (You can find Vol. 1 here.) As a reminder: If you read or publish a story on WordPress that’s over …

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 29th: Movie Myths

Posted July 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Did you see the CSSC is on Tumblr now?  Now you can follow The Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or right here on a good old fashioned website. – In honour of the upcoming movie Lucy and the fact that … Continue reading

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Just Pressed: New Books by Authors on WordPress.com

Posted July 18, 2014 by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

From a comic diary to a collection of essays on culture and belonging, the most recent published works by WordPress.com authors are great additions to your bookshelf.

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#WW #screenwriting CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 28th: We See

Posted July 16, 2014 by Anonymous

Did you notice the title is a little strange today?  I am told that if I put a hashtag in the title it puts the hashtag in in the twitter post.  Convenient?  Of course! Turns my titles into a complete … Continue reading

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Attention, Writers: The Next Blogging U. Challenge Is Here

Posted July 14, 2014 by Ben Huberman

Writing 201, which starts next Monday, July 21st, will help bloggers develop their storytelling and self-editing skills.

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 27th: Who Writes Short Shorts?

Posted July 9, 2014 by Anonymous

You may have noticed there was no WW post last week.  That is because there were some website problems and I couldn’t it.  But never fear, the website is back and so is last weeks post. – It is often … Continue reading

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Themes for Longform Writers

Posted July 1, 2014 by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

A sampling of themes for bloggers writing #longreads, authors publishing material, and others who focus on longer articles.

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Assorted Thoughts on a Sunday Morning.

Posted June 29, 2014 by James Bow

Credit Dave at Blogography for the inspiration for this overdue blog post. So Erin has become addicted to Downton Abbey. And while I don’t share her love of the series, I’ve seen enough of it to appreciate its high calibre…

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 26th: Screenplays are Hard to Write

Posted June 25, 2014 by Anonymous

This weeks tip comes courtesy of UCLA screenwriting professor Richard Walter, from his appearance on the ScriptCast podcast back in 2012. To paraphrase the professor he says that screenplays are harder to write than novels. At first this shocking claim … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 25th: CSSC Short Screenplay Review

Posted June 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Have a short screenplay that you are working on?  Are you looking for some feedback to help make that script the best it can be?  Then the CSSC Short Screenplay Review is the place for you. The CSSC Short Screenplay … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 24th: What is your Story About? (and an announcement)

Posted June 11, 2014 by Anonymous

As I stated last week, I have been planning out a short horror script and though I haven’t spent as much time on writing as I should (that’s what I get for working at the Halifax Independent Film Festival) I … Continue reading

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Ruth Graham is Embarrassed that You Like Young Adult Novels So Much.

Posted June 9, 2014 by James Bow

Young adult literature gets no respect. As John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation debuts to considerable critical acclaim, proud adult literature reader Ruth Graham and anti-YA snob would like us all to just grow up. At least,…

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 23rd: An Observation from The Evil Dead

Posted June 4, 2014 by Anonymous

I have recently wrapped up writing the feature that I have been working on for the last year and a half and have found myself in the process of looking for a new project.  I have an idea for another … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 22nd: Description in Real Time

Posted May 28, 2014 by Anonymous

In Blog the 18th I discussed the use of adverbs and how I was on the fence about using them.  In the last 4 weeks I have had time to consider my approach and can now say that I have … Continue reading

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How Writing a Book Will Change Your Life

Posted May 27, 2014 by Ian Warner

Writing my first book has changed me in ways that I never imagined when I set out to write the book in the first place.  I set out simply with a goal of creating a book that would help athletes. That was really it. As time went on, and I stuck with my original goal, […]

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 21st: Writing Supporting Characters

Posted May 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks, I just graduated from my second degree and got a full time job teaching in the fall.  I am also deep into editing a feature screenplay with the hopes of finishing it … Continue reading

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February to Forget? Not!

Posted February 28, 2014 by Lyn Brown

Days of bitter cold blustered by on crystallized sheets of snow – mountains of snow. As per my desktop calendar Kidlet slid into adulthood, unexpectedly. Hearts and love exchanged; dinners prepared and shared; many birthdays celebrated; expectant babie…

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Urgency: A New Writing Practice

Posted November 26, 2012 by Haley-O

Right now, I’m sitting on my couch. My cat, Minden, is on my lap trying his best to stick his tongue down my throat, but I position my head so I’m just out of its gooey, raspy reach. Even though he has no teeth, except for one fang (upper left), his breath is pungent — […]

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On Writing (Crap) — Adapted from my session at Blissdom Canada, Oct. 20, 2012

Posted October 24, 2012 by Haley-O

I learned my first major writing lesson when I was in graduate school studying English literature. I was a straight A+ student (nerd!) across the board, and the pressure was mounting with every assignment my professors gave me. One day, it came to a head. I was taking a course called “American Minority Literature,” and […]

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An Open Letter to My Yoga Teacher

Posted October 9, 2012 by Haley-O

When I’m not writing at Today’s Parent, I’m taking much-needed time off all writing, and living life — playing with the kids, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, driving the kids around, helping them with homework, drinking tea, watching karate, watching soccer, watching dancing, reading, tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming. I’m telling you this because something was brought to […]

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