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Screenplay Books 

What I’ve Learned From Screenplays

I wrote a screenplay recently. Immediately after completing my first one, I began a second. I’ve always tried to complete a screenplay before, but I was never able to commit. They’re very different than novels. Screenplays are blank canvases and novels are blank sidewalks. With a screenplay, a writer has to make art fit on a limited amount of space. Dialogue, scene descriptions, and character progression are all limited. You have to build relationships with only three lines in a scene. Less is more. With novels, there’s a lot more…

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Super Saiyan Writing 

Writing From Experience

Too many writers use the experience of characters from other novels and films to develop their characters. That’s why imagination is relatively low nowadays. Characters are often one dimensional because the writer doesn’t know how to convey something they’ve never experienced. With that being said, I find it very difficult to write fantasy novels. I love writing from experience,which is why most of my novels have romance in them. It’s also why I use harems and love triangles *wink*. However, I struggle relaying the true challenges of a superhuman and/or…

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Free Books Writing 

Selling Big in Amazon Kindle Store

When it comes to selling eBooks in Amazon’s Free books section, people think that it’s quite simple. Either you’re ignorant or you’re intentionally being disrespectful when you claim, “I don’t want to give my book away for free.” Give? Hah! You can’t give your book away for free on Amazon. People have to want it. They have to go through the same steps they use to buy any item on Amazon. You’re not giving shit away. You’re selling it without receiving a profit. How do you sell your book on…

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url Writing 

Where You Spend Time

Many people have often made the comment, “It must be nice being a full time writer.” My response, “Meh.” I love being at home, but I hate writing full time. I love having hours to write, but I hate being at home all the time. This is human nature. At least it’s my nature. Naturally, it’s very confusing. Am I a full time writer? Presently, yes. I recently quit my job to study for an exam. (Don’t ask how that exam went. It’s over. That’s all I know.) Because I…

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Social Social Media Writing 

Being Social in Social Media

If you’re an author trying to advertise your novel on Twitter or any other Social Media website, it’s important that you understand the importance of being social. Many people tend to hop online and post multiple advertisements like “Buy your copy of Barcode: Legend of Apollo by clicking this link: http://amzn.to/xDtv9c #Free #Kindle #YA #Fantasy #SciFi”. I personally use advertisement like that in order to get my novel some extra attention. The hashtags are especially important for getting exposure for eBooks.  However, I don’t overuse these posts. It’s important to understand…

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start-from-scratch Writing 

Writing Novels From Scratch

If you’re considering beginning your first novel or writing another, you may know that beginning is an obstacle in itself. NaNoWriMo motivates many people to write their novels within a month. If you’re beginning the journey of writing a novel in a month or taking your time, here’s some writing advice to begin your manuscript: Outline Your Story One great way to outline is to look at stories that were successful and mimicking their process. For example, take the Dark Knight. The Dark Knight begins with the Joker and his crew…

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Trey Songz Kelly Rowland Hug Music 

Heart Attack Writing Advice

Trey Songz has immaculate writing skills. I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Doode has skillz (like how I used that “z”?) In one of his more recent tracks–though most of his music is recent because he makes enough mixtapes to fill an iPod–Songz speaks about relationships. I’m talking about “Heart Attack” and for those of you unfamiliar with the track, you can guess from the title that this relationship didn’t end well. For you writers out there, I want to analyze the lyrics to…

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