Writing Prompt: A Board of eight executives sit before a lone applicant. Compel the reader to want to know more about your character via what’s revealed in this scene. “So Ms Carter, let me tell you a bit about the position and then we’ll give you an opportunity to tell us something about you.” Sam […]
Polish those manuscripts (or at least the first 10 pages): the top prize is $5000. Deadline for entry is March 2, 2012. There is no entry fee. Click here for official rules. Good Luck!
Writing Prompt: Imagine your protagonist looking at childhood pictures of your antagonist. What details stand out that make your protagonist truly empathize with the other? In my current WIP, my heroine Ima DeCostas is a woman of mystery and dangerous secrets. Her mistake? Falling for the wrong man. Ima discovers, far too late, that her […]
For those interested in real-time exposure to editors, keep reading . . . Sharpen those pitches and bring them to Rockville8’s Entangled Publishing Pitch Event on Sunday, January 22. Next Sunday, Rockville8, at http://rockville8.blogspot.com, will host a one-day pitch event. Six Entangled editors will take blog pitches for the following lines: Flirt (10k-15k words) Ever […]
Welcome back to Part II of our discussion on Schizophrenia. In Part I, we defined the illness and how a real life person may present in a mental health clinic or hospital. Today, the discussion will focus on how the illness is presented in film and other works of fiction. One of the great things […]
Using dialogue only, write a scene between two people having an argument. Do not allow either character to mention directly what they’re arguing about. “Hey, sweetie.” “Hey.” “Am I going to see you later?” “Sure.” “Well, when? I was hoping we could check out that new movie.” “Oh, yeah? What time does it start?” “Around […]
At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help […]
I’ve had more than nine months of success in avoiding “our place”. It hadn’t been easy either. My drive to work has been extended by ten minutes since I now take Airways to Union instead of the more convenient route on Central. I’ve given up my caramel macchiatos and café americanos just so that I […]