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7 Tech Tools to Set You Up For Success While Working (and Writing!) From Home

Working from home (along with an extra side of existential dread) appears to be the new norm for the next while, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Even if we’ve written at home for years, now we might also be wrangling kids 24/7, plus our lives and...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 7 Steps to Improve Your Plotting Work & Make Your Characters Shine

What should you do when your writing strengths lie with character but not with structure? When your dialogue sparkles and your characters walk off the page but you struggle with plot points and story structure, it’s hard to know what to do to right t...

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5 Ways to Use Theme to Transcend Your Knottiest Story Problems

Author and screenwriter Steven Pressfield in his short book, “What Is Your Story About? The Centrality of Theme in the Creative Process”, relates a tale of an agent reading five hundred screenplays over the course of a year and not finding a single w...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Reboot Your Writing Habit

Habit building and maintaining is a continuing journey, one which requires refinement and up-leveling over time. As Charles Duhigg wrote in The Power of Habit, “...once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom—and the responsibilit...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Five Steps to Crafting Your 2020 Screenwriting Vision

Even with the new year already well upon us, it’s not too late to craft your screenwriting vision for 2020 and beyond.

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Wrapping Up Your 2019 Writing Year

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Getting Back To Writing After the Holidays

Even with the best of intentions to keep writing over the holidays, chances are navigating the various minefields can prove overwhelming. Besides, we all deserve a break sometimes! Here’s how to get back in the swing of things after a hiatus.

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: What You Should Know About Writing During The Holiday

Even with the best of intentions to keep writing over the holidays, here’s what you should know about navigating the various minefields (and opportunities) of the holiday season as a writer.

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Seven Writing Gifts to Be Thankful for This Year

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, gratitude is ever-present on our minds. An annual tradition many practice is that of going around the Thanksgiving table one at a time, as each family member shares what they’re grateful for.  For me, my chil...

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