10 Quick Tips From TV Showrunner Ashley Pharoah
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10 Quick Tips From TV Showrunner Ashley Pharoah

About Ashley Pharoah  Ashley Pharoah is a British screenwriter and television producer. He is best known as the co-creator/writer of TV classic drama LIFE ON MARS and creator/writer of the family drama WILD AT HEART, BONEKICKERS and THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. He’s currently working on an adaptation of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Read more

4 Practical Exercises to Improve Writing Skills (and Keep Practicing)
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4 Practical Exercises to Improve Writing Skills (and Keep Practicing)

The article 4 Practical Exercises to Improve Writing Skills (and Keep Practicing) appeared first on The Write Practice. Have you ever heard what people tell kids who want to play sports? Practice. Did you grow up with music lessons? You’ve probably heard the same thing. Keep practicing. But can you apply the same philosophy to Read more

3 Steps to Make Time to Write
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3 Steps to Make Time to Write

By Kris Maze It’s summertime in the U.S., but it wouldn’t be the same without 2 great traditions: Barbeque and Baseball. When I think of summer, I have a longing for picnics: the smells of the grill sizzling meats and veggies while a watermelon slice drips down my wrist, laughing together while the radio plays Read more

5 Tips for Coming Up With Great Character Names
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5 Tips for Coming Up With Great Character Names

Picking perfect names for key characters in a novel or screenplay can be challenging. However, we have five tips for coming up with excellent character names:  Choose names that fit your characters’ backgrounds and personalities. Think about any common naming conventions in your chosen genre. Consider the etymology of names to give them an extra Read more

Word Choice: Vial vs. Vile | Proofed’s Writing Tips Blog
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Word Choice: Vial vs. Vile | Proofed’s Writing Tips Blog

The words “vial” and “vile” are homophones: words that sound the same but have different meanings. They also have similar spellings, so it can be easy to mix them up. Check out our guide below to find out how to use these terms correctly in your writing.  Vial (Small Container) The word “vial” is a Read more

The Road To Writing: Why Do YOU Do It?
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The Road To Writing: Why Do YOU Do It?

By Ellen Buikema The road to writing is rocky. What motivates people to write their stories and endure the long journey required to send those book-babies out into the world? Many people have a book in them to write. Thoughts traverse the mind, nudging to get written. Sometimes those words find their way to paper Read more

6 Top Tips On Selling Your Screenplay
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6 Top Tips On Selling Your Screenplay

Selling Your Screenplay You have your finished (and edited!) screenplay in hand, so now it’s time to think about selling it. That’s the good news. The bad news: there’s a TON of other people thinking the same thing as you! While pitching a screenplay is as tough as writing a script, it’s not impossible. With Read more

Flavor Your Fiction with Foreign Expressions
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Flavor Your Fiction with Foreign Expressions

by Sudha Balagopal As a writer straddling continents, I am fascinated by authors who inject foreign words and phrases into their English fiction. I believe these international words and expressions help lend credibility to a story. They embellish the narrative, bring authenticity and help transport the reader. Some writers explain the meanings of non-English words, Read more