17
Aug

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Manuscript Critique

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in Links

Inkygirl’s Things I Wish I Knew Before My Manuscript Critique. Helpful for anyone considering the service.

13
Aug

How To Structure A Screenplay

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in Writing Tips

Within the Three Acts there are six PLOT POINTS, or key events, that change or complicate the action.

CATALYST: Your story starts out in balance and the catalyst upsets the balance. This turmoil is what gives your story direction.

BIG EVENT: The event that changes the main characters life in a major way.

PINCH: Plot twist and point of no return for your main character, where motivation is strengthened and what they have to do is made perfectly clear.

CRISIS: Event forces the crucial decision for the lead character; typically where it seems all is lost.

13
Aug

Coffee Cup Copywriting

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in Links

Tips on writing subjective copy — subjective copy breeds mistrust; allow the user to come to subjective conclusions on their own.

14
Jul

On Writing Style

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in quotes

Style is not how you write. It is how you do not write like anyone else.
— Charles (“Father Goose”) Ghigna

3
Jun

The Writer’s Profession

   Posted by: Brent Toderash   in Uncategorized

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
— Jules Renard

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