The banquet hall dazzled with gold lanterns and flickering tealight candles. Before me stood everyone who ever mattered. Some gave small waves of greetings, while others smirked with pride and sympathy. As I walked down… More
What better way to enjoy the downtime of the holiday season than to curl up with a book or sink under the covers with a movie. These are 7 books and movies recommended by Writer’s Relief.
Have you read any of these? What are your favorite books to read in the wintertime?
Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. Please remember those that may be without, and those that may be alone during this season.
Off the top of my head, I can’t recall a movie about writing or writers, but one of my favorite tv shows is Younger which covers aspects about publishing and some about the writers.
Finding Forrester (2000)
In a way, I just couldn’t start with any other movie, simply because Finding Forrester was so cute and sweet and sincere that I almost cried at the end.
Starring Sean Connery and his manly voice in the role of William Forrester, a very successful and yet reclusive writer, this movie actually has some pretty good advice on writing.
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I’m always amazed at the wonderful tips, tricks, and insights I find thru Pinterest. And today’s infographic adds to these exceptional tips.
Below is a chart based on the 5 P’s to developing a character – physical, psychological, personal, personality, and practices. What’s creative and helpful about this chart is that it’s quick, easy to comprehend, and has enough facets to build a substantial character. By the time, the writer is done, it should feel as if he/she’s known this character for a long time.
Finding time to write in the midst of work, family, and household chores can be like oil and water. They just never seem to meld sometimes. But no matter how taxing or overwhelming it may seem, keep the dream alive. Writing a paragraph a day is still progress and a step in the right direction.
Even if work/life balance isn’t the issue, hope of publishing may dwindle with each rejection letter or mounting critiques. Turn the negative into a positive. Just because there’s a “no” now, doesn’t mean there will never be a “yes”. Take the experience as a learning lesson – not about writing, about patience. Sometimes we want what we want now, when the better option could be later down the road.
This week’s infographic covers 20 writers who worked in industries quite different than what we’d expect. It’s a great example to keep following our dreams. How…
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Here’s a great list of writers associations, writers groups, and organizations for writers! Many local writers organizations have affiliations with national groups, but some writing groups stand alone within their communities. If you want to find national writing associations, look no further! If you’re interested to find local writing groups, check out this great list we’ve compiled of writing groups by state.
Writing organizations offer wonderful resources for writers. Some writers associations or organizations are free; others charge membership fees. These fantastic writers associations can help you find a literary agent, arrange meetings with editors, go to writing conferences, learn craft techniques, and keep up with changes in the publishing industry.
Before you join a writers association or organization, be sure to ask a lot of questions to make sure that the group is appropriate for you!
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