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The Art of Editing

The creative work of a literary editor is very similar to what a film script editor does. Book editing is not different from script editing: it involves a good understanding of the material and the author’s intentions. An editor is

The Art of Editing

The creative work of a literary editor is very similar to what a film script editor does. Book editing is not different from script editing: it involves a good understanding of the material and the author’s intentions. An editor is

Monday Starters #10

A collection of links, fun and serious, on film and culture, to start the week. Art Web Gallery of Art ‘The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of Western (European) fine arts of the Medieval,

Monday Starters #10

A collection of links, fun and serious, on film and culture, to start the week. Art Web Gallery of Art ‘The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of Western (European) fine arts of the Medieval,

From a world without words

In Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud, Peter Watson counts the smaller and bigger steps in human development that have had a long-term influence on the way we live and think. The modern mind evolved through several stages during

From a world without words

In Ideas: A History from Fire to Freud, Peter Watson counts the smaller and bigger steps in human development that have had a long-term influence on the way we live and think. The modern mind evolved through several stages during

Screenwriting in the Digital Age

Here’s a collection of tweets from the second World Conference of Screenwriters that took place in Barcelona on November 9-10, 2012. Read all tweets here on Storify Keywords: transmedia, cross-media, storytelling, writing for the web, webseries, marketing, digital distribution, crowd-funding, screenwriters’

Screenwriting in the Digital Age

Here’s a collection of tweets from the second World Conference of Screenwriters that took place in Barcelona on November 9-10, 2012. Read all tweets here on Storify Keywords: transmedia, cross-media, storytelling, writing for the web, webseries, marketing, digital distribution, crowd-funding, screenwriters’

Writer’s health: are you sitting comfortably…?

It’s been three weeks since I started writing the Hemingway way – standing up. There were two reasons. First, I got fed up with sitting down all day long, month after month, year after year. If you’re a full time

Writer’s health: are you sitting comfortably…?

It’s been three weeks since I started writing the Hemingway way – standing up. There were two reasons. First, I got fed up with sitting down all day long, month after month, year after year. If you’re a full time

The Effects of ‘Losing Yourself’ in a Character

Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, felt the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own – a phenomenon the researchers call “experience-taking.”

The Effects of ‘Losing Yourself’ in a Character

Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, felt the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own – a phenomenon the researchers call “experience-taking.”

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

io9 lists the 22 rules of storytelling posted on Twitter by Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats. Our favourites: #5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free. #6: What

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

io9 lists the 22 rules of storytelling posted on Twitter by Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats. Our favourites: #5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free. #6: What