Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – can he will you over?
When I told people that I’d gone from writing 2k words to 10k words per day, I got a huge response. Everyone wanted to know how I’d done it, and I finally got so sick of telling the same story over and over again that I decided to write it down here.So, once and for all, here’s the story of how I went from writing 500 words an hour to over 1500, and (hopefully) how you can too…
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Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes.
Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more ‘cinematic’ experience when they read.
They want to watch the story unfold before their eyes rather than be told what is happening in summary or exposition.
There are a huge number of ways you can go about making your input more extraordinary. Here is a by no means exhaustive list of 8 ways you can break out of your comfort zone and explore more of what life has to offer…
Do you find yourself using the word ‘good’ to describe just about anything? Surely, it’s convenient and time-efficient to use one word over and over again, but does it really express the exact meaning you’d like to convey?
It’s all well and good thinking about creative writing and knowing you’ll feel better if you sit down and do it, but sometimes you need a little push in the right direction to form good creative habits. The tips discussed in the following Go Creative! broadcast are simple to follow and easy to master. Click the link to find out how…
When you write for a living, it can be easy to forget that you enjoy doing it for fun.
You compose so many press releases, executive speeches and blog posts that writing becomes monotonous and uninspiring. It’s work.
Though writing is your job, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring—it shouldn’t be anywhere close. Your ultimate task as a communicator is to make lackluster corporate messages relevant, interesting and inspiring.
You can’t do that, however, if you’re in a creative rut.
If you’re feeling uninspired about your work, I propose a challenge…