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Top 10 Essential Creative Reminders From Chadwick Boseman

Losing Chadwick Boseman Last week the creative world was rocked by the unexpected passing of Chadwick Boseman due to colon cancer. Known best internationally for his powerhouse performance in Black Panther (2018), Chadwick has an impressive CV. Starting out in bit parts in television, Chadwick rose through the acting ranks very quickly once he’d achieved his breakthrough role in 2013 in the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring in Get on Up (2014) as singer James Brown and Marshall (2017) as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Tributes have poured in for Chadwick all week. It’s clear to see how much… Read More »Top 10 Essential Creative Reminders From Chadwick Boseman

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10 Lessons On Writing Women From Phoebe Waller-Bridge

About Phoebe Waller-Bridge If you’ve never heard of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, my first question is where have you been???  She is, of course, the English actress and writer who created, wrote, and starred in the BBC tragicomedy series Fleabag. Phoebe was also the showrunner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve. More recently, she signed on to ‘spice up’ the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die. So it’s fair to say this is a creative who knows her stuff! With all this in mind, Bang2write took a look at her thoughts on… Read More »10 Lessons On Writing Women From Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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12 Motivational Quotes To Bring Out The Writer In You

Get Motivational Trying to get motivational? Join the club! We’ve all been there struggling to find the right words, constantly tweaking sentences to get the best flow, and tossing ideas into the garbage bin. As much as we want to think writing is easy, the obstacles too often feel overwhelming and insurmountable. Writer’s block and lack of will to write hold us aback. But it’s amazing how powerful motivational quotes can help you get writing. So I’ve listed 12 of my favourite motivational quotes that helped me get the motivation I need to write, and I’m positively sure these quotes can… Read More »12 Motivational Quotes To Bring Out The Writer In You

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What Is Writing? 10 Awesome Experts Share Their Thoughts

Ask The Experts If you want an answer to a question, consult with the experts … So, my question: what is writing? It’s a question that’s been posed to B2W more than once. I raided BrainyQuote and hand-picked 10 quotes from experts I found online that I think sums up the process pretty well. What do you think? Which quote is your favourite? Let’s go … 1) Paulo Coehlo ‘Writing means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.’ 2) Amy Tan ‘Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift.… Read More »What Is Writing? 10 Awesome Experts Share Their Thoughts

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30 Quotes Writers Need To Know To Keep Motivated

Keeping Motivated Keeping motivated is hard … Whether you are stuck on the last chapter of your novel, or you’re just sitting down to write the first, a little motivation can go a long way. If you need a little extra help in staying motivated, this is just the article for you. Below are some of the best quotes from your fellow writers to inspire you to set aside self-doubt and just keep writing. 1) Anne Lamott “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” MORE: 7 Motivational Quotes From Shonda Rhimes  2) Mary Lee Settle… Read More »30 Quotes Writers Need To Know To Keep Motivated

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In The Spotlight: John Steinbeck’s Top 6 Writing Tips

All About John Steinbeck John Steinbeck’s an author best known for the Pulitzer-prize winning The Grapes of Wrath and his novella, Of Mice And Men. (Went to school in the UK in the last thirty years?? You will have almost certainly have read the latter, it’s been on the English Literature curriculum for decades!). Living between 1902-1968, Steinbeck wrote stories about The Great Depression decade and migratory farmworkers. He spent much of his life in Monterey county, California, which was sometimes the setting of some of his fiction. It may also interest Bang2writers that before Steinbeck ‘made it’ as a writer, he supported… Read More »In The Spotlight: John Steinbeck’s Top 6 Writing Tips

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3 Reasons ‘Write Drunk, Edit Sober’ Is Terrible Advice For Writers

A Sober Thought If you are a writer, you have inevitably heard the ‘Write drunk, edit sober’ advice (allegedly) given by Ernest Hemingway. Even though this advice is always attributed to him, it’s not sure if he actually ever said it … Or even if he did, whether he even practiced what he preached! But obviously excess drinking is a very bad idea … For anyone, but especially when writing! Here’s 3 reasons ‘Write Drunk, Edit Sober’ is terrible advice for writers. 1) It spreads the myth of the ‘Tortured Artiste’ So, all it takes to create a creative masterpiece… Read More »3 Reasons ‘Write Drunk, Edit Sober’ Is Terrible Advice For Writers

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12 Amazing Authors Share Their Rewriting Secrets

All About Rewriting Rewriting – you either love it, or you don’t! Whatever the case, it needs doing … So with Nanowrimo over in a couple of weeks, I decided to ask my author friends for their number 1 rewriting tip! As you can see, there are some similar responses here again, which I always find interesting. Enjoy: 1) ‘Change your mindset’ – Sophie Hannah Don’t try to think ‘How can I make this as short and painless as possible?’ – that will only make it feel longer and more painful. Instead, set aside loads of time and plunge right in,… Read More »12 Amazing Authors Share Their Rewriting Secrets

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10 Top TV Writers Share Their Writing Career Secrets

Career Secrets of TV Writers There’s lots of Bang2writers who want to be TV writers. But writing career secrets can be hard to come by when everyone’s journey is so different. It becomes easier to imagine breaking in and grabbing that elusive career is all just luck. But it’s not. If we focus on BUILDING a career, then we can see it is all in our own hands. The TV writers below have all broken into the industry and built a career, so why can’t we? Here’s what my 10 (okay, 11!) Top TV writers said when I asked them,… Read More »10 Top TV Writers Share Their Writing Career Secrets

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10 Top TV Writers Share Their Writing Craft Secrets

Craft Secrets ‘Writing secrets’ brings writers to this blog every day. It would seem everyone thinks there’s secrets out there that everyone else knows, but they don’t. I’m not immune to this either, I would LOVE to know! So I thought I’d round up a bunch of top TV writers and ask THEM what their personal writing secrets are … Here’s the answers I got asking, ‘What’s your top tip for writing craft?’ Enjoy! 1) ‘Emotional courage stands out’ – Ashley Pharoah My tip is not to bury the emotion under the craft. Emotional courage is what is needed to… Read More »10 Top TV Writers Share Their Writing Craft Secrets

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