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Adapting A Short Story Into a Screenplay

Adapting a short story into a screenplay is like sculpture. You have to constantly modify and use prolonged creativity to gain mastery in this art. Creating a movie from a short story can be tricky and totally depends on the scope of the narrative. To make a compelling screenplay you have to identify the right kind of short story, one which can be visualized well. It is more common to fashion a screenplay from novels, but short stories to screenplays are becoming popular day by day due to…


Posted on September 23, 2017 at 3:20am

Adding Color to your Fictional Writing

Creating a piece of captivating fiction doesn't always come easily. If you really want to draw your reader in and make them believe every scene in your story as if they are actually part of it, you will need to consider some effective writing techniques. For example, what has just been written: using a short sentence and a much longer sentence. The only difference is that in fictional writing, a long one might be used to build up suspense and a short one used directly after to deliver a…


Posted on September 20, 2017 at 5:56am

You Need Writing Goals

Why do you need writing goals? There are many reasons. Primarily, setting goals forces you to clarify what you really want and what you will really do to achieve it. If you want to write a novel, sitting around thinking about it won't get any words on the paper. But if you write, "My goal is to write a novel" and put this statement somewhere that you will see it all the time-- like on the bathroom mirror, beside your computer, or on the dashboard of your car, then you begin to impress "write…


Posted on September 16, 2017 at 6:34am

Want to Learn How to Write Fiction, Study the Novels You Love to Read

You can take writing classes at the local university that presumably will teach you how to write fiction. You can do this because such classes definitely does learn things about writing that are helpful. But they don't really teach you how to actually have the confidence to begin writing and go on to complete a first novel.


If you are a voracious reader you already know exactly how to write a book. First of all, you should only think of writing something that you enjoy…


Posted on September 15, 2017 at 6:34am

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