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272 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Short Stories Tags: free online courses universities short story voice point of view character place plot pace conflict want obstacle writer's block workshop incident description publishing revelation reader writer free writing rewrite"
bit.ly — Writing and Reading Short Stories Instructor(s) Shariann Lewitt MIT Course Number 21W.755 / 21W.757 As Taught In Spring 2012 Level Undergraduate Course Description This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories. Course Home Syllabus Readings Lecture Notes Assignments Download Course Materials Required Text Gioia, Dana, and R. S. Gwynn, eds. The Art of the Short Story. New York, NY: Pearson Longman, 2005. ISBN: 9780321363633. Lewitt, Shariann. 21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories,Spring 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 01 Feb, 2013). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
607 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting Software Free Tags: free film and tv pre-production software free media pre-production software free storyboarding software free storyboard software free film budgeting and scheduling software free screenwriting software free script writing software scriptwriting software
celtx.com — #1 choice for media pre-production. Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces 'paper & binder' pre-production with a digital approach that's more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share. Free screenwriting software storyboard schedule. Multi-Media Friendly Celtx helps you produce all types of media — film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story. All In One You can use Celtx for the entire production process — write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew. Fully Integrated Celtx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file — eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for 'paper and binder'. The Complete Media Pre-Production System Celtx on your desktop delivers the most fluid writing experience — you can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. Celtx Studios makes it simple to share projects, manage workflow, and securely store your work. And Celtx Script for the iPhone/iPad lets you write on the move, and sync scripts with your desktop and your Studio. Non-Linear Project Development Celtx puts a choice of fully integrated development tools right at your fingertips, giving you total flexibility to determine how your story takes shape. World Community of Media Creators More than 1,000,000 media creators in 170 countries create with Celtx in 30 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools — many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.
620 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Editing Software Shopping Tags: manuscript editing software autocrit manuscript editing software
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620 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriter Screenwriting Writers Union Writer Tags: online screenplay registration script registration script scriptwriting film screenplay writing formatting screenplay software screenwriting software wga wgae writers guild writers guild of america east writers screenwriters professional organization
wgaeast.org — What is the Writers Guild of America, East? The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content. Our members write everything from big budget movies to independent films, late night comedy/variety shows to daytime serials, broadcast and radio news, web series, documentaries, and animation. The WGAE works on their behalf to promote and protect the professional and artistic interests of this diverse community. On joining the Guild, writers from an extraordinarily vast range of backgrounds and abilities unite to promote, protect, and maintain important artistic and professional principles. The Guild’s assistance is provided regardless of the writers’ degree of success. Who Runs the Guild? A union is the sum of its members; the leadership and participation of our members are the lifeblood of the Guild. The officers and council of the WGAE are elected from the membership, by the membership. The WGAE is a democracy and the votes of our members are central to the union’s direction. Each member operates under the one person, one vote system that has been a core operating tenet of the Guild since its formation.The current President of the Guild is writer Michael Winship and you can read about the members of the Guild’s Council here. Lowell Peterson is the Guild’s Executive Director. A full directory of staff can be found here.Members also serve on the committees and caucuses that help shape the Guild’s actions. The combination of diverse talents in the WGAE has helped maintain, uphold, and improve the professional and artistic pursuits of our members for more than half a century. Writers Guild of America East
620 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting Writers Union Screenwriter Tags: online screenplay registration script registration script scriptwriting film screenplay writing formatting screenplay software screenwriting software wga wgaw writers guild writers guild of america west writers screenwriters professional organization
wga.org — Writers Guild of America, West - As the world leader in online screenplay registration, the WGAW represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.
623 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting Tags: screenwriters filmmakers artists screenwriting amazon.com studios test movies scripts contests
studios.amazon.com — What is Amazon Studios? Whether you're a filmmaker, screenwriter or movie fan, Amazon Studios has a role for you. We believe 21st-century technology creates ways to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to: Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million in our first year's worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate. Learn more. Get noticed. Your work will be shared with a global community of filmmakers and fans, who can offer revisions and advice. Screenwriters can see their words come to life as full-length test movies made by directors vying for our $100,000 monthly awards. Get your movie made. The goal of Amazon Studios is to work with Hollywood to turn the best projects into major feature films. › Get started today What you can do Whether you're a filmmaker, screenwriter or movie fan, Amazon Studios has a role for you. Leave feedback. Your review of a test movie or script can have an impact on how directors and writers develop their projects. Browse popular test movies or scripts. Write a script. Upload your original screenplay, or revise one already on the site. Your version could make a good story great. Learn more. Make a mov ie. Your test movie can bring a great story one step closer to a theater. Learn more. Win money. Amazon Studios is offering a total of $140,000 for the best movie and scripts of the month and $1.1 million for the Annual Awards. Visit our contest headquarters to learn more. Visit our contest headquarters.
663 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Workshops Tags: writers writer workshop warner bros warner brothers television tv career scripts comedy drama abc cbs fox spec scripts
writersworkshop.warnerbros.com — WB Writers' Workshop: The Warner Bros. Television Writers' Workshop consists of three components, all geared towards preparing the writer for a successful career in television writing. The three components of the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop are lectures, simulated writers' room and staffing.
671 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Workshops Screenwriting Tags: script frenzy challenge 30 days 100 pages.
scriptfrenzy.org — What is Script Frenzy? Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April. As part of a donation-funded nonprofit, Script Frenzy charges no fee to participate; there are also no valuable prizes awarded or "best" scripts singled out. Every writer who completes the goal of 100 pages is victorious and awe-inspiring and will receive a handsome Script Frenzy Winner's Certificate and web icon proclaiming this fact. Even those who fall short of the page goal will be applauded for making a heroic attempt. Really, you have nothing to lose—except that nagging feeling that there's a script inside you that may never get out. Script Frenzy in a Nutshell The Challenge Write 100 pages of original scripted material in the 30 days of April. (Screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.) When April 1-30 Cost Free. We run on donations. Who Everyone (worldwide) is welcome. No experience required. Prizes Happiness. Creative juices. Pride. Laughter. Bragging rights. A brand-new script. How Sign up! Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Get ready to start writing on April 1.
743 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Writing Workshops Tags: writing workshop fiction lovestory romance essays nonfiction writing practice poetry short fiction short stories flash fiction brief fiction prose poetry young adult stories science fiction script writing screen writing tv writing stage writing writing di
internetwritingworkshop.org — The Internet Writing Workshop Write - Critique - Learn The Internet Writing Workshop is a set of mailing lists (groups) that communicate in English by email. We are: A community where writers can submit and critique written works. A forum to discuss and get help on all aspects of writing. A public service educational organization, staffed by volunteers and free of charge. The Workshop is open to all styles and genres of writing: literary fiction, genre fiction, poetry, children's writing, essays, newspaper articles, scripts, you name it. Members do not need to be published writers, only to be serious about writing and about wanting to improve. Because some of the posted material may be controversial or adult in nature, all members must be 18 years or older. The Workshop has two types of lists: critiquing and discussion. 1) Our Critiquing lists: List Name Purpose Fiction Short stories in all genres. Lovestory-L Romance fiction from short stories to books. Nfiction All forms of Non-fiction. Novels-L Chapters of novels in all genres, and memoirs. Poetry-W All forms of poetry:Classical, free verse, concrete poetry, or prose poems. Practice-W Writing exercises are assigned weekly. Members post their responses and critique others' responses. Prose-P Brief fiction: Flash fiction, sudden fiction, micro fiction, postcard fiction, or short-short fiction. Script-W All forms of writing for performances: Theater, screen, radio, TV, etc. Yawrite All forms of writing for children and young adults: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, picture books, novels, etc. Members participate by submitting their works and critiquing other members' works. There are minimum participation requirements for each list representing approximately one half hour per week. Most members exceed the minimum because they find the process so rewarding. Many are surprised to discover that they learn as much from doing critiques as from receiving them. 2) Our Discussion lists: List Name Purpose Writing Discussions of all issues directly related to the craft or marketing of writing. Creative-D A sub-list of NFiction dealing with creative non-fiction and essays. MarketChat A sub-list of NFiction for discussion of the business aspects of freelance writing. SFChat-L Discussions on Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction in all its forms. ******************************** The Internet Writing Workshop's Blog See interesting commentary on writing and other things at our blog: http://internetwritingworkshop.blogspot.com/. Joining To join the Internet Writing Workshop, send a message to email@example.com containing the following information: Your email address and your full name, not your pen name. We need at least two names, or an initial and a name. (Using a false name will be grounds for removal from the workshop.) A statement that: you have read our Rules and How It Works sections, that you agree to abide by the list rules, and that you are at least 18 years old. The list names you wish to join. Click on list names above for more details. You will be added to the general Writing list unless you specifically ask not to. (It's a good place to meet members and get answers.) The mail options for each list: Mail or Digest.With the default Mail option, you receive individual emails. With the Digest option, you receive many emails within one, approximately once daily. You can change your choice at any time. A brief bio: who you are, where you live and work, what you like to write and read, etc. Please let us know how you found us. If the writing-workshop-request address doesn't work, try our alternate address. Current workshop members need not send the above information. Just request here. Then what? When we receive this information, we'll add you to the Workshop and you will begin receiving list mail in the format you requested. That's it! We look forward to hearing from you. New & Future Romance Releases at: Amazon.com Writers Online Workshops | Writing Classes | Write Quickly | Easy Way to Write | Write A Book Now | WriteSparks!
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