Four Stalling Techniques Writers Should Avoid

Posted on May 30, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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    As a writer, don’t consider yourself to be above needing a push or a helping hand now and then. Writing may be a solitary act, but few successful writers make it alone. And sometimes, that help comes in …

Time Kills All Plots!

Posted on May 23, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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      A common saying in the world of sales is, “Time kills all deals”, and we can paraphrase this by saying, “Time kills all plots!” When writing a novel, one dimension which is often ignored by writers is …

iUniverse presents Tips for Screenwriting Part IV

Posted on May 16, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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        iUniverse has thus far brought you three installments on screenwriting. We have focused on the structure and process of writing a screenplay, though today the focus will be on some of the broader concerns involved in …

Part 3 of iUniverse’s Tips for Screenwriting!

Posted on May 9, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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          iUniverse is delighted to continue our discussion of screenwriting. Today we will address how to create an outline for your film. Thus far, we have been speaking of loglines and how to create a really …

iUniverse’s Tips for Screenwriting — Part 2

Posted on May 2, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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            Welcome back to iUniverse’s second screenwriting article. In our first segment, we discussed high-concept pitches and the “logline”, which encapsulates your film in one memorable sentence or three sentences at most. Just to reiterate, …

iUniverse presents tips for Screenwriting – Part I

Posted on April 26, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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              Screenwriting is an extremely appealing pursuit, both in financial terms and for the sheer enjoyment of doing it. iUniverse is delighted to help you along this road, with four separate pieces offering practical …

For Sci-fi Writers: Writing about the Not-so-distant Future

Posted on April 19, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                Science-fiction writers who are looking for inspiration need look no further than most daily news reports, especially if they wish to write about Earth in the not-so-distant future. The changes that we …

iU’s Douglas Gardham says, “Don’t Start with the End in Mind”

Posted on April 12, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
Douglas Gardham

iUniverse’s Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor and The Drive In, gives us stimulating advice on the process of crafting a story. I’ve heard it over and over again, too many times. No doubt, you’ve heard it too—“start with the …

iUniverse presents tips for writing children’s books

Posted on April 5, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                    It is not always easy to put ourselves into the mind of a child, especially as there are generation gaps. Nonetheless, children’s books often focus on timeless themes. There are …

Writing your book’s back cover blurb

Posted on March 29, 2017 under iUniverse Advice
 
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                      Of all the things on your mind when writing a book, writing the back cover blurb tends to rank pretty low. The composition of the story, the painstaking editing …

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