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Narrative for Movies and Television

I’ve been invited to present a one-day seminar to the Director’s Guild of Canada in Vancouver, BC on April 2. The topic is NARRATIVE FOR MOVIES AND TELEVISION. Registration is currently open only to DGC members, and seating is limited, … Continue reading

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Our New Writing Tips Page – Beginner Through Advanced!

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Free Book – Write Your Novel Step By Step

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FLASH SALE! – 25% OFF STORYWEAVER

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Writing Tips Newsletter #197

Our latest Writing Tips Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Story Structure for Passionate Writers / The Influence Character / Characters: Cogs in the Machine? / The Radical Story Mind / Finding Your Creative Time / Four Throughlines in … Continue reading

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Flash Sale on StoryWeaver!

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Happy New Year, Writers!

I’ve been teaching creative writing now for more that twenty-five years, and here are my best tips for starting your new writing year: First, schedule your writing time like you would a dentist’s appointment. Why?  Because as Dorothy Parker once … Continue reading

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New Grandson Born Today! (I’m not all just story you know)

Joyous Day! My second grandchild was born today – 9 pounds 15 ounces (or should I say 15 “ouches)! See, there’s more than story to me after all!

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Perfect Story Structure is a Myth!

By Melanie Anne Phillips No one reads a book or goes to a movie to experience a perfect structure. They come to stories to ignite their passions. BUT – if that passionate storytelling is TOO flawed, the readers or audience … Continue reading

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Still Time to GIVE A WRITER A GIFT!

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