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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Posted April 2, 2014 by James Bow

Apropos of nothing, here’s a video clip of the cast and crew of Doctor Who, lip syncing to the Proclaimers, I Would Be (500 Miles): I’ve been busy. Too busy to update this blog, I’m afraid, but I’m in a…

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 14th: Script Types

Posted April 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Before I start with my tips for the week, I have to do a little self-promotion.  My film, Those Forgotten, which placed 4th in the CSSC back in 2009 has been accepted to the American Online Film Awards in New … Continue reading

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Four Features to Publish Your Poems

Posted April 1, 2014 by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

A roundup of tools in your Post Editor to help with formatting, spacing, and publishing your poems, just in time to begin National Poetry Writing Month.

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Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long

Posted April 1, 2014 by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month. Read on for details.

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Love Letter Writers

Posted March 28, 2014 by Laura Brown

I was a letter writer until my last older relative died, the Grandmothers and their sisters. I did write to my Grandfather sometimes but it was mainly the women who wrote back and gave me more reason to write back.…

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 13th: Splitting the 2nd Act

Posted March 26, 2014 by Anonymous

For this weeks I am taking a tip from the legendary director Sam Peckinpah.  Sam Peckinpah (according to the late screenplay master Syd Field) made sure that his films always had a midpoint to help break up the 2nd Act.  … Continue reading

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Top 50 scripts announced for 2013/2014

Posted March 24, 2014 by Laurence Cohen

Here, without further adieu, we bring to you the creme de la creme for the 2014 competition year. In screenwriter’s alphabetical order, here are the Top 50 Quarter-Finalists for 2014:   Franco & The Snake - Ali Kemal Guven No Warning - Amanda … Continue reading

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Top 50 scripts announcement coming soon for 2014

Posted March 20, 2014 by Laurence Cohen

Have no fear! The announcement for the top 50 is quite near! Thank you for your patience and will follow up with the top 50 by Monday March 24th.
 

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 12th: Last Words

Posted March 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Last week we looked at how to start your story, so this week we’ll go to the other end of the spectrum.  Ending the story. By now it should be clear that near the start of your story there is … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 11th: First Words

Posted March 12, 2014 by Anonymous

So you have a story in your head, you have a protagonist, you have the struggles and conflict that affect them and you have an antagonist who will do all they can to ensure the protagonist fails.  Now all you … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 10th: Setting up the Event

Posted March 5, 2014 by Anonymous

From reading last weeks post, you know where to place the significant event in your story in order to provide enough space to fully develop the arc of your story and keep your audience’s attention.  And you know that before … Continue reading

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The Curator of Forgotten Things

Posted March 3, 2014 by James Bow

The image above is entitled [Reminisce] and is a view out the window of the old Loblaws building at the foot of Bathurst Street in Toronto. The image is by Chris Smart and is used in accordance with his…

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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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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 9th: When Does it Start?

Posted February 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Over the last few weeks I have been giving you tips on how to set up your story by filling in the foundations of the structure. Under your belt you should now have a rough idea of the Significant Event, … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 8th: Connecting the Beginning and the End

Posted February 19, 2014 by Anonymous

With your protagonist’s Want and Need well established and your Significant Event in place you should find that you have a good foundation for the beginning to your story.  But what of the rest of the story? I trick that … Continue reading

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On Track

Posted January 14, 2014 by Lyn Brown

My entry card at the Y still worked but my body had to be convinced to participate. But after a few minutes of exercise, it got easier and I felt so much better. Not sure if it was an optical illusion, but my abs looked tighter — even though I didn’t …

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Toning the Writing Muscle

Posted January 3, 2014 by Lyn Brown

My dad asked me if I thought blogging was on the way out – or already done. I told him that I thought so; many of my favourite bloggers haven’t posted in months and I rarely get a comment anymore. Blog fatigue. I think the length and commitment of the …

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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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