I’ve been digging around in my archive of voice recordings, which is one reason why I haven’t been posting quite as much as I should here. (A power outage and a major toothache are the other reasons.) Even though it always feels odd and indulgent, I have to force myself to work my way through […]
Writing Tips & Websites
Mashable has a great guide to resources for crowdsourcing the fundraising for your next project: 10 Ways to Start a Fund for Social Good Online. I’ve been seeing a lot of people get projects funded via Kickstarter, which is one of their featured sites. (Lucas McNelly’s A Year Without Rent ($12K) and Jocelyn Towne’s I […]
This is an almost stream-of-consciousness list of tips and observations from indie film experts at the “Produced By” Conference, as compiled by Deadline | Hollywood. Indie Filmmaking: 35 Tips From Experts – Deadline.com.
This article by Hal Croasmun at ScriptforSale.com highlights some good things not to say, and then explains 7 things you should say, when talking to an agent who is considering taking you on. What to Say To Get an Agent – ScriptforSale.com
This is a really great feature, which not only suggests 50 different angles you can pursue with your blog content, but links to a great example for each type of blog, so you can go see how it’s done. A must-read for blogging novices, IMO. (And all my clients. Yes you!) Conversation Agent: 50 Content […]
These folks publish a quarterly publication consisting entirely of stories and articles that start with the same predefined first line. They accept submissions, and they even pay (a rather small amount). The First Line: It all starts the same but….
Writing Fiction: How Many Pages Make a Novel?, or, more relevantly, how many words are in a novel? (It depends on what type of novel, but the answer is here.) Also, this looks to be a good writing resource/blog – run by former English teacher and writer Crawford Kilian.
Institute of Children’s Literature – Learn to Write for Children