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A helpful tool for writers

Posted September 17, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Further to yesterday’s post about writing… The other day I downloaded an app called Healthier. I’ve had it running on my desktop computer at home, and I think it’s pretty cool so far. Basically, it runs quietly in the background and forces me to take a break and complete a desk-friendly exercise at regular intervals. […]

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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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WordPressers Making a Splash

Posted September 16, 2014 by Ben Huberman

From new books to appearances in major media outlets, five WordPress.com writers have been busy these past few months.

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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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What is Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction?

Posted September 7, 2014 by Laura Brown

Though it’s been around for a while, I’ve just recently come across the actual name of what is now my favorite genre to read, Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction. I came across it quite by accident while scrolling on Twitter and decided to do a little research on the topic by way of searching the internet.Inspired by […]

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Putting Yourself on the Page?

Posted September 4, 2014 by Laura Brown

I think the real reason I’m having trouble writing fiction is that I can’t put myself on the page. I’m not sure where my own story ends, or how to make it work, so I can’t give someone else a story either. Just my little thought for the day, almost noon but still early enough […]

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Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 4

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

10 of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.

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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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Just What Cats Need…

Posted September 1, 2014 by James Bow

A while ago, after Jasper managed to bend himself 180 degrees from right to left in order to avoid being put into a carrier, and made his point doubly known by planting his claws right into my left shoulder, a…

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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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The Last Two Weeks of Summer

Posted August 19, 2014 by James Bow

“Rocket Camp” has to be one of the best decisions I’ve made as a parent this summer. Run by the good folks at Mad Science, they’ve occupied the rectory of a local church and have taken on kids for a…

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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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#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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