Wilson Native and Former Green Beret Writes Self-Defense Book
A former Green Beret and Wilson native, John Brewer Jr., has written a guide to self-defense principles, helping with personal growth and empowerment. Brewer's book titled "Fight For Your Best Life: The Step-by-Step Self-Defense Guide to Personal Empowerment, Protecting Your Loved Ones and Living Fearless," released September 10 on Amazon. The 325-page paperback which is self-published, sells for $9.99.
The Broken Wand of Jericho!
In a parallel world, hidden behind the veils of our reality, lay a realm known as Jericho. It was a place where magic thrived, where the ordinary and the extraordinary danced together in an intricate tapestry of secrets and power. In this mystical realm, the most revered figure was not the Queen of England as known in the human world, but rather, she was the High Priestess Witch of the First Order, whose magical powers were the stuff of legends.
Learn How To Make Money Copywriting At Home
To make money as a copywriter, you need to consider the following steps:. Invest time in improving your writing skills. Read books on copywriting, take online courses, and practice writing in different styles. Study successful copywriters to understand their techniques and strategies.
Some Useful Apps for Writers
I belong to a lot of writer’s groups on Facebook and I often see what I assume are new writers asking a variety of questions about how to write, self-publish, traditionally publish and create ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks. Not to mention tons of questions about how to promote and market their books once they are written and published. I have some pretty good answers for much of this, but effective marketing and promoting are still my Achilles Heel. Libre Office and Google Docs.
The Squid Game For Struggling Writers
I know what you are probably thinking, “The Squid Game for Struggling Writers”? What the hell is that? Some crappy knock off about lazy writers that play life-threatening versions of Wordle at the local Starbucks? Well, no it’s not, but if I thought I could write that script and sell it without getting sued, you can bet I’d do it. Actually, I’m not really even talking about the show The Squid Game. Complete honesty, I only watched the first episode. It was good, but at the time not good enough to keep my squirrel brain from binging The Mandalorian instead after I signed up for Disney Plus. So, how then is this related to The Squid Game you ask? Because of Hwang Gong-hyuk’s ten year journey to get The Squid Game made. Despite being a smash hit, The Squid Game wasn’t an instant hit by a very long shot. Though Hwang Gong-hyuk wrote the script for the series in 2009 it didn’t get made until 2019. And this was a series written by someone who already had several very successful projects that he had either written, directed, produced or all three in some cases. My writing partner and I have about 50 years worth of writing experience between us. My writing partner like Hwang Gong-hyuk, also graduated from USC film school, and has written, produced, and directed some films. Nothing as huge as The Squid Game of course, otherwise he most likely wouldn’t be my writing partner now. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been writing and publishing poetry, short stories, essays, novellas, and novels since 1997. Though with little success. Like Hwang Gong-hyuk and The Squid Game, my writing partner and I have written a script, 2.5 actually. But we have one titled A Galactic Christmas that we are really excited about. Want to hear the log line? If not, sorry here it is. Aliens invade Earth when a young girl promises Santa will bring them toys for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, an eight-year-old girl, Leah, her dysfunctional family, and a robot must help Santa Claus and his elves deliver toys she promised to alien children in an intergalactic chat room before Earth is invaded and the Spirit of Christmas goes away forever. A wild, out-of-this world, fantastic holiday movie that the entire family can enjoy. And yes, producers, directors, A-Z list actors and actresses, the janitor at Netflix, or anyone with a thread of a connection to Hollywood, this is for YOU! The point being, it took a very long time for The Squid Game to get made, but Hwang Gong-hyuk didn’t give up on it because he loved the story. As disappointed as we are by this hard truth, we both have realized that the old “Build it (write it) and they will buy it” method of book or film promotion doesn’t really work anymore. Even if you have something like our screenplay that several producers as well as some very good writers love, it doesn’t mean much if you can’t sell it to the right person. The trick is getting it read by the right person or people who can buy it and get it made. As is mentioned in this Youtube video my writing partner recently sent me, you can’t just sit and wait for someone to find you no matter how good your writing is. You have to attack the market and get your stuff out there for people to read. Especially, other screenplay writers, actors, directors, and producers.
MIT says ChatGPT can make us better writers and more productive, but it also lies and uses bad grammar
A recent study by two MIT economics graduates published in Science this month shows that ChatGPT substantially increased productivity among 453 college-educated professionals randomly exposed to occupation-specific writing tasks like writing press releases, short reports, or analysis plans.
Commentary: Writers and Their Cats
Or how often did Charles Bukowski clean litter boxes?. My partner reads to me at night. This started with Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” nearly a decade ago - talk about jumping into the deep end, eh? - and over the years our bedtime reading has included “Conspiracy of Dunces”, “Apropo of Nothing”, and Pynchon’s “Vineland” to name a few.
Writers: How can you tell the good advice from the bad?
We’ve all seen the endless articles with click-bait headlines and no real substance. They use a lot of words but don’t say much. They prey on our need to become better at what we do, to be a writer that stands out and shines. When you’re starting out as a writer, it can be hard to tell quality advice from these over-wordy cash grabs.
The Incredible Life Of Ernest Hemingway
What would you do if meeting Picasso, Renoir, Joan Miro, T.S. Elliot, Mattise and Monet is not enough to appease your excitement?. Since not much happened in Kansas, you thought a better idea would be to go where the action is. At that time, that would be WWI. So, brimming with excitement you volunteered to join the army.
The Wisdom of Bob Ross for Writers
Growing up in the 1980s, I spent a lot of time watching PBS. My favorite was (and is) Bob Ross, celebrated mellow-man and painter extraordinaire. His soothing voice and the ASMR vibes from the sound of the paintbrush were intoxicating. They still are.
5 Contemporary Fiction Maestros Echoing the Talents of Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover has become an incredibly popular author in the contemporary fiction genre. Her emotionally charged stories, memorable characters, and thought-provoking themes have captivated readers around the world. But as any fan knows, waiting for Hoover's next release can feel like an eternity. If you're looking for similar authors who can fill the void, this article is for you. We will explore five talented authors, including Deft Writers, who offer unique perspectives, engaging narratives, and compelling storytelling in contemporary fiction. So, let's dive in and discover these new voices!
Behind the Alias: The Story of 'The Written'
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Will The Real Medium Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up? I Fear It's Too Late!
It was a challenging and bumpy ride with Medium during the last 5 months.Oddly enough, the dramatic decline began in December 2022 when the new CEO stepped in and now it's over.
How To Write a Screenplay in 40 Index Cards
*The below is the author's own opinion and not a sponsored advertisement of affiliate content. Unravel the Magic of Screenwriting with the 40-Card Screenplay Method!. Aspiring screenwriters hold onto your laptops! The 40-card screenplay method (the one I use, which may be different from what you've seen in the past) has been decrypted for your creative indulgence.
Opinion: Studios are acting out of malice for creators
Hollywood could see three unions striking this yearPhoto byPhoto by Saw Wunna on Unsplash. Hollywood is about to ground to a halt. Writers have been striking for twenty-two days now after the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were unable to come to terms on a new contract. SAG-Aftra has asked members to authorize them to call a strike if they can't come to terms with the AMPTP by June 30, 2023. And the Directors Guild is in talks but there are no signs of a new pact being signed before their current deal expires.
Biden demands the fair treatment of writers as the strike endures
During the celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the White House on Monday, President Joe Biden urged major studios to offer a fair agreement to the striking writers who have been demanding revisions to their contracts. As part of the event, a special screening of "American Born Chinese," a show that is scheduled to debut later this month, was also held, featuring a star-studded guest list.
LA Restaurants and Bars support Strike by offering attractive deals to WGA writers
Los Angeles has always been a part of everything Hollywood has done, including the latest WGA strike. As passionate motion picture lovers, Los Angelenos have taken sides and proclaimed their support in public. Many restaurants and business owners have also voiced their opinions by giving discount coupons to WGA members and more, while many personalities have offered free food and support to those on strike.
60 is the New 60
As I get to each decade milestone, I keep hearing a tired refrain: Oh, 50 is the new 30, 60 is the new 35, etc, plug in whatever decade you want. I call bullsh*t. I get the reason for this on some level. I’m as surprised as you are at becoming a senior citizen. If you’re not there yet, you will be surprised sooner than you think, mark my words. First of all, I never pictured myself being this old until I was. Second, I remember how ancient I thought people my current age were, when I wasn’t yet. Third, when we go to rock concerts and festivals of our favorite bands from high school, we look around and remark to each other how much older than us everyone at the concert is, not realizing they are saying the same about us. Hubby and I think we look and act and feel so much younger than the number our birthdates proclaim, so you’d think we’d embrace this saying.