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Infographic: Surefire Writing Strategies For Those Who Think They Can’t Write

Many thanks to Stacey Wonder at Essay Tigers for this great infographic and food for thought, today – GREAT way to kick off a rainy Monday! Having a great idea for a novel or a movie is just the first step to creating one. The next and the most important step is writing that novel or movie. Do you fear that your work will turn out to be a total disaster … ie. You sit down to start, but all you end up with is a blank page??? Keywords “fear of writing” appears to have 260 monthly searches. This means you’re… Read More »Infographic: Surefire Writing Strategies For Those Who Think They Can’t Write

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5 Reasons To Start Writing Collaboratively

Writers often see their writing as a task that is done alone, but why is that? In school we learn that two heads work better than one, but often as adults we seem to move away from that. Here are 5 reasons why you should look into writing collaboratively, starting today: Reason 1: Stop writer’s block, once and for all Have you ever begun writing a story, well-planned or not, then got stuck half way through? Maybe you should remember group work in school. Your teacher/professor assigned you a task and you had to work with other students to get… Read More »5 Reasons To Start Writing Collaboratively

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6 Writing Prompt Tips To Help Get You Started

Writing prompts are words, ideas, phrases, topics, or images. Their main purpose is to give you, the writer, something to focus on to get your brain going in a certain direction. Think of it as a spark to kindling. It may take, or it may not. A good writing prompt should set off a chain reaction in your head. It may go precisely in the direction the prompt sends you, or your thoughts may wander off at a tangent. It doesn’t matter a whole lot as long as you get somewhere with it! Spanish philosopher Maimonides once said, “Give a… Read More »6 Writing Prompt Tips To Help Get You Started

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7 Best Proofreading Tools For Writers

As a writer, you likely have a pretty long list of fears. What if people don’t love your work? What if you don’t find your audience? What if your writing is riddled with typos? While online tools can’t help with the first two concerns, they can certainly eliminate the fear of embarrassing mistakes in your novel. These proofreading tools can cross one thing off your list, at least: 1) Hemingway Editor The best writers can take long, complicated thoughts and turn them into simple, easy to read sentences. Nobody did this better than Ernest Hemingway. Bring a little Ernest Hemingway… Read More »7 Best Proofreading Tools For Writers

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6 Ways Writing Flash Fiction Will Help Your Craft

As any Bang2writer knows, I LOVE short stories (aka “flash fiction”, dependant on word count), which is why I threw my hat in the ring over at www.create50.com for its “Twisted” initiative! (Read my short story for Vol 1- THE RETRIBUTION OF ELSIE BUCKLE, here. Plus you can also check out my entry for Vol 2, SUPER NITS). So Gay Degani has some GREAT advice if you’d like to join me over at @Create50 – or indeed enter any other short story contest … Lawks knows there’s PLENTY OF THEM! You can get a free PDF of 25 of my… Read More »6 Ways Writing Flash Fiction Will Help Your Craft

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Infographic: 6 Tips For Writing A Great One Pager

Check out this Infographic! I love an infographic … They can be a GREAT way to break down useful “How-To” pointers and content, especially if we’re in a hurry. I’ve been asking the talented @edwinatyrrell to convert some of B2W’s most hit articles into visuals for Bang2writers. Having already converted the How To Write Series Bibles post into an infographic, Edwina has worked her magic again! It’s now the turn of the oft-hit 6 Tips For Writing A One Page Pitch For Your Novel Or Screenplay. In recent years, one pagers have become more and more important. This is because initiatives,… Read More »Infographic: 6 Tips For Writing A Great One Pager

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4 Tips For Building Your Screenwriting Competition Submissions Strategy

Screenwriting Competitions can be an excellent way to ignite your screenwriting career. Benefits may include: Circulation of your script to producers/agents, garnering industry attention Networking opportunities with industry professionals Marketing soundbites to include in cover letters or on your website The motivation of a deadline Strengthen your writers’ CV (aka resumé) Boost you confidence in your abilities as a writer Script analysis with an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of your script $$££€€ cash prizes BUT … there are now so many screenwriting competitions, preparing submissions is time-consuming and can set you back quite a bit of $$££€€. So… Read More »4 Tips For Building Your Screenwriting Competition Submissions Strategy

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Happy New Year From B2W!! Plus more free stuff

It’s a new year!! So, what are your writing goals for 2016? To help you achieve those goals, I’ve updated the 3 most popular PDF downloads on B2W – The 1 Page Pitch Reference Guide; The Last Minute Submissions Checklist; plus The 1 Page Screenplay Format Reference Guide. You’ll also find links to various free ebooks, cheat sheets and a .doc version of the B2W novel writing pitch template. GET THEM ALL, HERE or click the pic below. Also, if you’re wanting to connect with your fellow writers and creatives, be sure to join the new Facebook group, Bang2writers. Since its… Read More »Happy New Year From B2W!! Plus more free stuff

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Top 10 Tips For Finding Writing Inspiration

Even in this age of social media, link sharing and shout outs, Google and other search engines are STILL the biggest bringer of Bang2writers to this blog! “Writing inspiration” and “writing success” are key searchwords that generate traffic to B2W, so I love  Stephanie’s fab, informative and frank post on finding one’s way out of the writing doldrums. Enjoy! Writers never expect to face lack of inspiration. Unfortunately, the reality is harsh. No matter how enthusiastic you are about the new project, you’ll inevitably come to a point where you struggle. That’s just the way it is! Every writer needs… Read More »Top 10 Tips For Finding Writing Inspiration

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How To Do Social Media … And How NOT To!

Yesterday, OnABlastblog’s Matt Banner told us about how writers can use their blogs to find success. He’s absolutely BANG on. Everything B2W is now, started with good blogging and social media use. Check out Matt’s great guest post, HERE. So it’s a fact that the internet has brought writers much “closer” to the industry in that we can reach out and talk to those we admire and want to work easier than ever before. In addition, writers can create internet presences, projects and even WHOLE CAREERS online. The barriers are well and truly coming down in the digital age. This… Read More »How To Do Social Media … And How NOT To!

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3 Reasons Why Writers Should Keep A Journal

I do a lot of courses and talks, plus I get lots of emails, tweets and messages from writers … A popular question is, “Where do you get your ideas from?”  My answer: EVERYWHERE! But my life is busy, so I keep a journal to record various fleeting thoughts, observations and important elements of my day. That’s why I thought this post from Tess is great advice for writers … Enjoy! To many of us, journals seem like a thing of the past. We have a tendency to treat the art of keeping a journal as something that’s no longer… Read More »3 Reasons Why Writers Should Keep A Journal

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Why So Alike? 8 Book Cover Twins

We’re **all** aware of the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, but fact is, we all DO. Bad cover art or design WILL put readers off – that’s just a sad fact of life! That’s why I’m SO proud of both the covers in The Decision Series, done by the amazing Peter at Bespoke Designs. Both my covers are dynamic, eye-catching and totally unique, whilst still drawing attention to the fact they’re in the same storyworld. So, many thanks to Steve at Fresh Essays, who’s been in touch with this fab infographic below on the similarities between many… Read More »Why So Alike? 8 Book Cover Twins

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