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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 17th: Script Types Part 4

Posted April 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Today I present you my 4th and final outing into the world of script types.  With the 3 presented today I will bring the total number of script types I have offered to 9.  I wanted to reach 10 but … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day 2014

Posted April 22, 2014 by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Ecologists and entomologists. Natural history buffs. Bloggers with green thumbs. We’re among many WordPress.com users focused on nature and the environment. Today, let’s celebrate the work of some of these bloggers.

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I Used to Write on BackWash Kids

Posted April 20, 2014 by Laura Brown

If you also wrote for (with) the BackWash community network of writers/ columnists join us for a BackWash reunion. Here is the content from the post above. In text for those who can’t read it from the screen captured image…

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My Birthday, the Universe and Everything

Posted April 19, 2014 by James Bow

It’s a testament to Douglas Adams and my own inherent geekdom that I’m feeling this birthday more than I’m feeling my fortieth. It just seems as though 42 is a more momentous number than 40. It might also be the…

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 16th: Script Types: Part 3

Posted April 16, 2014 by Anonymous

This week I’m continuing my series and looking into how to fix up common mistakes in 2 more types of scripts.  Enjoy. Action for Action’s Sake This type of film, as implied by the name, is more interested in showing … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 15th: Script Types Part 2

Posted April 9, 2014 by Anonymous

Continuing on from last week, I will once again be presenting my thoughts on two types of scripts that I often find when reading scripts or watching short films.  So without further adieu. Message Script This type of script often … Continue reading

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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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#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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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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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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