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What Shakespeare Gave To Screenwriting (And More!)

Many thanks to Jennifer from SuperScholar who’s been in touch with this brilliant infographic on Scriptwriting Daddio Shakespeare, who would be 451 this year! Love him or loathe him, Shakespeare has made a tremendous contribution to the writing world not only in terms of storytelling, but language, medicine, business and more! There are few writers with such a far-reaching influence in culture. My favourite modern adaptation of a Shakespeare work has to be teen classic Ten Things I Hate About You (1999). Kat Stratford rocks! What’s yours? More like this: Writing Women: 5 Lessons From Shakespeare Source: SuperScholar.org More like… Read More »What Shakespeare Gave To Screenwriting (And More!)

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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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3 Best Ways To Organise Your Writing Office

Many thanks to Emily from OmniPapers, who’s been in touch with this GREAT infographic and 3 tips for organising your home office. When you’re a writer, having your own space is SO important – as I know only too well, working off my kitchen table! Hey ho, one day I’ll have an awesome desk LIKE THIS (**Homer Simpson Slavering Noises**!!! If you want to help me achieve my dream desk, BUY MY BOOKS! Hahaha!) In the meantime, over to you, Emily … Sophisticated writers claim that a well-organised home writing office motivates you to improve your writing skills. But let’s… Read More »3 Best Ways To Organise Your Writing Office

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Unusual Jobs Of Famous Writers

Many thanks to Unplag, who’ve been in touch with this great infographic on the unusual jobs famous writers have taken before they made it as an author. I think Jack London wins with “oyster pirate!” Not sure I can claim FAME yet on the same level as these guys below, but I *have* had my fair share of unusual and menial jobs! I’ve been a costume worker (dressed as a bear and a gnome, no less!); a cashier;  a waitress; a garage attendant; I’ve also worked in payroll, in an ice cream parlour, a waffles joint and a doughnut place. I’ve… Read More »Unusual Jobs Of Famous Writers

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Are YOU A Grammar Nerd? Find Out …

Many thanks to Grammarly, who have been in touch with this fab infographic, The Anatomy Of A Grammar Nerd. I love it and if anyone says “irregardless” around me?? I WILL PRESS THE RED BUTTON AND KILL US ALL. See below for more! Good grammar, spelling and punctuation can be a constant challenge to writers and readers alike, so it’s really important to ensure you can get a handle on this small, but significant element of writing. Check out these previous articles on B2W here for more: 10 Common Errors In Your Writing You Need To Fix Right Now 5 Killer Grammar… Read More »Are YOU A Grammar Nerd? Find Out …

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It Is NEVER Too Late To Start Writing Your Masterpiece

Think It’s ‘Too Late’? People might say ‘it’s never too late’, but what do they really know? After all, it’s really easy to get down and think life is passing you by … Believe me, I’ve been there! Once upon a time I was absolutely CERTAIN there was no way I could ever publish a book, or be involved in making films … I was far too old and I had missed my chance. I had a job to do and kids to raise and no time for all that nonsense! I was twenty three and a grown up!! (Bless). Now,… Read More »It Is NEVER Too Late To Start Writing Your Masterpiece

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Top Tools Of 8 Famous Writers

I love this infographic from NinjaEssays.com – I started on a typewriter, aeons ago: it was an Olivetti Lettera 35! What was particularly annoying about typewriters (slipping into old folk mode now kids) was you had to hit the keys hard and there was always a chance of getting your fingers caught between them and ripping a cuticle back. Ouchy. Also, the ribbons were a pain in the ass and duplication (beyond photocopying!) was difficult: you could use carbon paper between two sheets, but the second copy always ended up wobbly. And no such thing as delete: it was tippex… Read More »Top Tools Of 8 Famous Writers

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The Habits Of Successful Writers

Do you have any writing habits? Do you drink coffee or tea while writing your next story? Have you ever thought how this habit can influence your writing, or whether it influences your writing at all? Let’s take some famous writers, such as Jack London, Mark Twain, or Jane Austen for example: it’s not difficult to suppose all of them had writing habits and some of those habits were hard to call ordinary! Did you know that Victor Hugo wrote naked …  Or that Honore de Balzac drank 50+ cups of coffee daily and chewed coffee beans to concentrate on… Read More »The Habits Of Successful Writers

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Great Visual Guide For Screenwriting Comps & Initiatives

Many thanks to Jonathan at WritersAndFilmmakers.com who’s got in touch with this fab infographic on the best screenwriting competitions and initiatives for screenwriters. As you can see very obviously (and as I always go on about!), there ARE times of the year that are quieter than others, whereas there are other times that are VERY busy on the competition calandar … So, it really pays to get organised and get your writing done during the quiet times, so you can ensure your screenplay is ready to submit during the peak times! If you’re wanting submissions tips for your screenplays, check… Read More »Great Visual Guide For Screenwriting Comps & Initiatives

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Set Design: does your story have enough ROOM?

See what I did there?? It’s the way I tell ’em 😉 So I’ve just been at London Screenwriters’ Festival, where I spent two hours doing a live script edit, looking at pages from writers’ screenplays and working through various craft elements and what they can do to make their work stand out in the spec pile. Suffice it to say: I spent A LOT of time talking about scene description with screenwriters at the event. Why? Well, it’s simple – there’s two things screenwriters generally do when it comes to scene description in their spec screenplays: i) They write… Read More »Set Design: does your story have enough ROOM?

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