Writing an amazing screenplay about fictional events can be challenging. By basing your screenplay on a true story, you can use the basic structure of true events as a framework to hold the rest of your narrative. It can also be a lucrative way to convert existing non-fiction writing into potentially valuable Hollywood property. Watching movies based on true stories is a good way to hone your screenwriting skills.Watch these movies to become a better screenwriter. Click To Tweet
Want to read more? Then put your phone down.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone today who doesn’t have a smartphone. Wherever we are and whatever we doing, all too often we’re glued to the screen. Of course, there are always calls, texts, and emails that are totally unavoidable; but these certainly don’t account for the hours we spend tapping away each day. In the process, some of our former favourite pastimes have fallen by the wayside. [Read more…]
Time tracking is crucial in ensuring productivity levels are high – and this is even more important for us freelancers who are surrounded by more distractions than the average office worker.
As we all know, the freedom we love can also easily be our downfall if we don’t keep ourselves accountable.
To pour one’s imagination, passion, and soul into a world woven by words – such is the work of a truly exceptional writer. While it’s merely a pastime for some, it can also be a taxing responsibility for those who are truly devoted to their craft. Those who contribute to the crime genre, for instance, must conduct a great deal of research or even seek real-life experiences to deliver believable masterpieces. [Read more…]
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we’re huge fans of the Oxford comma. As we often like to say, “You can have my Oxford comma when you pry it from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.”
Whoever said this must be feeling pretty good about himself right now – and we are, too.
What’s going on? [Read more…]
Finishing a novel is difficult enough as it is. Getting it published is another story. Hitting the bestseller list is entering a whole new world altogether.
We know that many authors we look up to didn’t hit the jackpot immediately. Some had to experience rejection more times than you can count. Many had to face criticism that would kill the fainthearted.
And then there are those whose work became famous only after the writers had passed away. [Read more…]
Rejoice, members of the Grammar Police. It’s your day today. Let’s hereby declare that you can correct anyone – online and offline – without repercussions. Of course, those you correct may disagree, but who cares? It’s National Grammar Day today.
In honor of this momentous occasion, Grammarly did a study to profile a Grammar Troll. [Read more…]
There is no doubt that there are tons of writing benefits. For us who make a writing living, the foremost one is making money to pay the bills.
But there’s more to writing than having an income, and science has something to say about that.
In an infographic put together by Global English Editing, the health benefits of writing are outlined. The premise is that writing benefits not only the mind, but the body and spirit as well. [Read more…]
We love quotes. Quotes are fun. They inspire. They make you laugh. They make you think. And of the most popular quotes for writers is “Write drunk, edit sober”. It needs no explaining, and it sounds absolutely good.
I learned one thing today, though. While it has been attributed to Ernest Hemingway, it seems that the writer didn’t really say/write it. Sure, he liked his drink, but no evidence has been found to prove that. [Read more…]
No doubt you’ve heard of “experience vacations” or “experiences packages”. It’s no surprise that they’ve become popular in recent times. You can choose whatever experience you prefer, or you can gift a package to your friends, loved ones, and colleagues – all the while giving them the freedom of choosing what they actually want to do. Move over ugly Christmas sweaters and unwanted trinkets!
With the holidays coming up (okay, Halloween before Christmas), we thought it would be the perfect time to give away an experience package that you can use however you want. Because freelancers need a break, too! [Read more…]