|Posted by kerf on August 24, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
The answer is 'yes, you do'. I came across this article today by Kevin T Johns and thought it well worth adding here. If you have never suffered then how can you put yourself in the shoes of your characters? Read on:
"Yes, you DO have to suffer for your art
A friend of mine recently passed away. Losing her was extremely painful. So I wrote about it.
Because I’m a writer and that’s the process:...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on August 10, 2017 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
Exactly what I am in the process of doing - turning my manuscript 'Let Not The Vital Thread Be Cut' into a film script. Writing a film script is nothing like writing a novel or a non-fiction so I have had to learn the hard way, plus taking a few courses on the subject which I have truly helpful. I came across this article and hope it can help anyone who is thinking of going down that road.
Scriptwriting For Beginners: Learning The Basics Of Scree...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on June 13, 2017 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
ENCOURAGEMENT TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM: but to do that you have to make sure your dream pays your rent
by Kerin Freeman
Not everyone who does well at school succeeds, and a number of people who fare badly in their early years go on to become great achievers. The education system overloads a child with so many things for which they have no talent or inclination for - it does not allow children to focus early on on their strengths. Nine times out...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on June 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
I found this great article on writing today and thought you would like to read it.
5 Misconceptions About Writing That I Used to Believe
Are we modern-day writers lucky or what? We enjoy unprecedented access to the wisdom of all the writers who have gone before us. I’m not kidding. the wealth of excellent information at our fingertips is i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on February 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
HOW TO CRAFT A PERFECT SCENE
by Guest Author - see Being Author: https://beingauthor.com/author/guest/
Every writer has a method for how they create each scene. There’s no wrong way to do it, as long as it’s working for you, and over time, all writers develop their own style. The following is an outline of the method I use to ensure each scene is valuable and engaging.
Each scene should either advance your plot or reveal information about your character. If ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on February 5, 2017 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
Being a writer I want to get on with the process of writing. Having to find a publisher or a literary agent is damned hard work - even harder than writing your manuscript, make no mistake. Finding the right one can be mind numbingly frustrating, its a wonder you have any nails left or hair on your head !
A word to the wise! Before submitting anything to an agent, read their submission requirements carefully, and follow them to the l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on December 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
I have studied scriptwriting for a very long time. I have devoured movies like forever. Movies and books are my obsession. The difference in writing them is totally different. I have taken classes, read books on it, watched numerous movies and read many scripts, but for some reason nothing gelled. I know we all learn differently, and that's good. But what helped me enormously was completing an online university course in scriptwriting. Listening to four scriptwriters discussing...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on November 5, 2016 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Non quo sed quo modo
‘We will maintain’; ‘Not for whom, but in what manner’ – the Howard mottos
A certain chain of events set in place during April 1941 ultimately led to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on October 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
First off, before we go into failure, I'll start with the other things: just to let you know I have now completed my online University scriptwriting course. I loved it. Future Learn is an amazing place where you can take online University courses for free. Here's my certificate of achievement of which I am rightly proud: https://www.futurelearn.com/statements/mjuinbe
Check out Future Learn for yourself, up your skills, there are hundreds of courses to choose from in all different ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on October 1, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
It's been a while I have to say since I last wrote. Where does time go? I wish someone would tell me.
I am back to working on my book 'Let Him Hang' - I believe it's advantageous to you and your writing to cast aside something that isn't working for a while and go back fresh. Let Him Hang is a hard book to write - the story of a young man who believed his new country would look after him, the land of milk and honey no less. Yet two years of arriving he is standing in front ...Read Full Post »