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For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Letter From the Editor

Even the most well-rounded writer might have a little trouble when it comes to producing illustrations and children’s picture books if we don’t happen to have the knack for drawing … Continue reading

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Is Graphic Design Just About Creating Imagery? By Max Chohan

The initial moveable type was most likely the beginning of typography, with the passage of time, all other materials have come to fall within graphic design, which includes photography, digital … Continue reading

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Automate Your Ebook Cover Design With Photoshop Actions by Brian Koh

Let’s face it, writing a book can be difficult, especially a decent book, but it pales in comparison to the art of selling your books. You will generally find that … Continue reading

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How To Find The Right Artist To Commission by Lindsay Gonzalez

Whether you need an illustrator for a book you are publishing, or an app you are developing, or just someone to draw a picture of your grandmother to hang over … Continue reading

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The Importance of Illustration in Children’s Books by Denny Phillips

The world of children is filled with wonder, but often that world can be hard to understand. With the use of illustration, a childrens book artist can open up a … Continue reading

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Writing Picture Books – How to Captivate a Young Reader by Jon Bard

Picture books aren’t read, they’re performed. The very act of reading a story out loud to a child forces the reader to add inflection, dramatic pauses, and even ad-lib some … Continue reading

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Writing Tips for Children’s Picture Books by Vivian Gilbert Zabel

Although some advice for authors of children’s stories and books may seem contradictory, the basics are rather unchanged and stable. The following tips can help all of us write and … Continue reading

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How to Publish a Book – 7 Steps to Working With A Cover Designer by Patricia Benesh

Congratulations! You have finished your manuscript and have decided to self-publish your book. That means you have full control over your cover design-and total creative license. Since the cover conveys … Continue reading

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How to Write a Graphic Design Project Proposal by Ian Lauder

If you’re a freelance graphic designer, odds are that many of your projects will be pretty short. So you continually need to establish relationships with new clients and land new … Continue reading

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How An Artist Works: Q and A With The Visual Artist And Author Garry Puffer by Joseph Valentinetti

Q: When did you start doing artistic projects? A: When I was maybe six or seven. I remember I did fish drawings, pages of fish, thirty or so swimming across … Continue reading

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Interview With Children’s Book Illustrator Amy Moreno by Mayra Calvani

I recently had the chance to chat with Amy Moreno, whose illustrations for The Doll Violinist make her a finalist (together with the story) at the ABC’s Children’s Picture Book … Continue reading

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Writing, Illustrating And Marketing Books For Kids With Katie Davis with Joanna Penn

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How To Self Publish A Children’s Book

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Creating Picture Book Tutorial 3: Using Amazon’s Kids’ Book Creator by Olivia Bright

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Create a children’s book with CreateSpace

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The Screen Writing Instinct – How to Know If You Have It? By Tabish Faraz

Although it seems obvious that one would love to do their hobby, the work that interests them most or the work they feel is pretty natural to them, it is … Continue reading

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The Crucial Mindset and “Golden Habit” of Hollywood’s Most Successful Screenwriters by Marvin V. Acuna

If you had to pinpoint the single mental quality that separates successful screenwriters from those who fall by the wayside, it would come down to one word: And it’s not … Continue reading

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Screenwriting Tips: What You Really Need to Know by Matthew Giegerich

Screenwriting tips. Whether you are a veteran screenwriter or new to the game, you’ve likely encountered them somewhere online. Turn down any dark Internet alley, and you’ll find a gaunt, … Continue reading

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Walking Down the Road of Screenwriting and Movie Making Uncensored by Sid Kali

Walking the road of screenwriting and movie making is an exciting creative adventure that will have you crossing paths with a variety characters while experiencing the good, the bad and … Continue reading

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Three Critical Career Skills For A Screenwriter: What Can You Outsource? By Melody Jackson

One of the challenges for screenwriters and really many other active, ambitious creative people is trying to find time to do all the things they feel they need to do. … Continue reading

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Top 3 Ways to Get a Screenwriting Agent by Alejandro Manuel

Writing a screenplay is very rewarding. Even if nothing comes about from it you should still be proud of yourself. Getting one of your scripts made into a film can … Continue reading

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What Writers Need To Know About Breaking Into Television by John Truby

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“Becoming a Television Writer” – Linda Gase, Arts and Letters Alumna

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J.J. Abrams: A Lifetime in Film and Television by Zack Mandell

It took directing what would become the highest-grossing Star Trek film in history to convert J.J. Abrams into a true fan of the science-fiction franchise. The film and television director, … Continue reading

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How to Write a Television Screenplay – Top 5 Tips by Alejandro Manuel

Writing a television screenplay can be a difficult process if you have had no training in the past. Lot’s of beginner screenwriters have no idea where to start or take … Continue reading

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Writing for TV Shows by John Halas

Writing for TV shows is quite different than writing for feature films. TV shows have become an integral part of family entertainment today. Taking up writing for the TV is … Continue reading

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Writing TV Show Scripts – What Things Should You Consider by Chris Pistorious

If you are planning a career writing TV show scripts then you need to put in a lot of hard work. This is an extremely competitive field and audiences know … Continue reading

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Writing Screenplays for Television by John Halas

When writing screenplays for TV, be sure to engage your readers and ensure that this interest will transcend to the screen. When writing screenplays, the screenwriter usually reviews and rewrites … Continue reading

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Polly Stenham on playwriting

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Simon Stephens on playwriting

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How to Write a Play : Formating a Play

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Why Write a Play By William Wouds

While authors and poets may be pleased to see their name in print, there is nothing quite like the thrill of listening to a live audience cheering and clapping in … Continue reading

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Playwriting – Writing a Drama Vs a Comedy by Gurmeet Mattu

For the non-writer there seems to be a world of difference between drama and comedy, but the truth is that both derive from the same source. Drama need not be … Continue reading

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Playwriting – Developing Dynamite Dialogue by Lindsay Price

Plays are meant to be seen and heard. There’s no silent reading in the theatre! And that means the dialogue is a vital element in the playwriting process. It won’t … Continue reading

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Getting Your Written Work Performed – A Small Guide For Playwrights and Dramatists by Paul Wimsett

It is difficult to get your work submitted, local theatre groups are more interested in performing known playwrights. You could attach yourself to the group with several other writers, or … Continue reading

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Nicola Shindler: Writing Successful Scripts for TV

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FilmSkills – How to Write a Script – Story Structure

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Liesel Memminger is only a child when she first meets death, but it will not be the first time  The Book Thief contains a few things you need to know … Continue reading

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Monthly Writing Contests News

Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest  2016 Season Opens September 1st The 8th Annual Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest is searching for the next extraordinary television writer. As a community of aspiring TV writers … Continue reading

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Feature Book Review by Chloe Metzger: If I Stay – Gayle Forman

‘I realise now dying is easy. Living is hard.’ After a fatal car crash that leaves 17 year old Mia barely alive If I Stay lets us follow her through … Continue reading

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Reasons Writers Should Embrace Social Media by Robbi H

Regardless of whether you are a freelance writer or an entrepreneur, you need to wrap your arms around social media. Your competition is jumping into the social media fray — … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter: The Many Roles of Today’s Writers by Lauren Grimley

When I decided almost two years ago that I wanted to really take a shot at being a writer, I knew the reality of what I was getting into. Or … Continue reading

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A Brief Guide to Social Marketing Management and the Importance of Getting It Right by Tsveta Zikolova

Absolutely. No one needs to tell you how popular sites like Twitter and Facebook are in this day and age. But do you realise the potential value to your business? … Continue reading

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Before You Get an Agent Build a Following by Richard P Nixon

Do you imagine the writing life to be sitting by the pool, sipping a margarita, listening to the birds chirp, relaxing, and your only worry is a paper cut you … Continue reading

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Book Marketing on a Dime by Heidi Loney

I think that all Indie authors can agree, that a large part of your job as an author is to get out there and build your author platform. There are … Continue reading

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eBook Marketing Tips for Maximum Exposure and Profit by David Horne

eBook Marketing for Maximum Exposure and Profit is something that all writers and authors want to learn about. But few follow through in taking on the role of promoting their … Continue reading

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How to Build a Writer’s Marketing Platform by Lisa A Mason

As a writer, are you interested in building a marketing platform? There are some important things you should know in order to do this successfully. No matter what type of … Continue reading

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How I Revised My Author Platform – A Writer’s Life by Harriet Hodgson

While I was busy cranking out copy, my author platform became stale. It was a decent platform and I was not ashamed of it, but like old coffee cake, it … Continue reading

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How to Build Your Credibility Online by Chris A Perry

Credibility is a combination of your accomplishments, your education and how others perceive you and your personal brand based on your previous words and actions. Credibility, like respect, is something … Continue reading

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