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Explore Longform with Writing 201

Posted November 21, 2014 by michelle w.

Explore longform writing in our newest Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post. The fun starts Monday, December 1 — learn more and register today!

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Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ben Huberman

We’re excited to add two new titles, Writing 101 and Writing 201, to our free ebook library.

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On a Life Turned Somewhat Upside Down

Posted November 1, 2014 by James Bow

As you can tell, it’s been a while since I last updated this blog. I suspect I’m going to have to rethink how I address my blog, since most of my social media interaction has been on Facebook and…

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 37th: Voice Over

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I hate voice over. But sometimes I use voice over. This is my burden. I’m not lying.  I really do hate voice over.  I recognize that many well made movie use voice over (Shawshank Redemption, Sunset Boulevard), so I am … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 36: Using CAPS

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

I have talked about how you shouldn’t use ellipsis and beats and “we see” and “is, as” and now today I want to talk about using CAPS in your writing. Based on my writings on the above mentioned topics, you … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 35th: Which came first, Character or Plot?

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

Building off my thoughts from last week I wanted to address an issue that causes a lot of problems in writing. Do you write a plot and populate it with characters?  Or do you write characters and give them something … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 34th: Unique Characters

Posted August 27, 2014 by Anonymous

Learned this from last weeks post.  The correct term to use when taking about material that has a copyright is to say “copyrighted material”.  Often this gets slurred into “copywritten material” however that would imply a root word of “copywrite” … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 33rd: Stolen Ideas

Posted August 20, 2014 by Anonymous

Have you noticed that this Blog has been posting twice on Wednesdays?  I’m not sure why there is a duplicate post a few hours after I post one, but I am working on fixing this.  I suspect I have messed … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 32nd: Fantastical Elements

Posted August 13, 2014 by Anonymous

I recently completed a short script and entered it in a competition.  Along with the script, I had to send in some information and a logline.  I know that a writer is often advised to write the logline before they … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 31st: Ellipsis and Beat

Posted August 6, 2014 by Anonymous

Back on Blog the 28th I talked about the misuse of the phrase “we see”, this week I want to go back to those ideas and talk about why you shouldn’t use ellipses or the word beat. Ellipsis… Ellipsis or … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 30th: Vague yet Specific

Posted July 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Well the box office numbers are in and it looks like Lucy was a hit.  Guess my prediction was wrong.  It seems that the draw of a kick-ass female action star like Scarlett Johansson overshadows a nonsensical premise.  That or … Continue reading

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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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