"Screenwriting is not the glamorous profession it’s made out to be," explains award-winning film and television scriptwriter Clive Dawson in this candid interview. "It’s a hard slog, with few rewards and a great deal of heartache. However, the enjoyment is to be found in the process, not the end result, and just occasionally, it’s worth the effort."
A professional screenwriter for over 20 years, Dawson has written countless hours of TV episodes for UK television and contributed to top-rated ITV and BBC dramas. Three of his screenplays have been produced into major motion pictures, with another 3 in pre-production or development.
Wondering if there is an easy way to network with other writers, editors, and agents? Attending a writing conference is the perfect way to hone your craft while building bonds with important literary professionals in the industry.
Here’s our list of the top 20 annual writing conferences which are worth attending.
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The NY Literary Magazine’s “Winds of Time” poetry Anthology is now available in print, and as a free digital magazine on Amazon Kindle, Scribd, Issuu etc.
The “Winds of Time” Anthology features a selection of outstanding, modern poems by both emerging and internationally recognized, remarkable, award-winning poets from around the world.
The NY Literary Magazine’s TEARS poetry anthology contains a collection of the finest dark poems of the year written by talented international poets of all ages. You can download and read for free the digital edition.
The writing life doesn't have to be a lonely one! Joining an online writing community offers numerous benefits to aspiring authors, poets, and hobbyist writers. Check out our list of the top online writing communities and discover how joining them can help you in your writing career.
Necked gropes as he grasped her hopes and crushed
As burning, they spiralled, kicking then hushed
Though you might envision yourself sequestered away from the rest of society in a mountain-view cabin as you hammer out the next Great American Novel on a vintage Underwood No. 5 typewriter, writing is not actually as solitary an activity as you might think.
These writing groups and clubs in NY will provide the support and community you didn’t know you needed.
Seeking a literary agent to represent your children's book or picture book? Hoping to get your book published and perhaps even turned into a TV series? Check out our list of the 25 leading literary agents accepting children's books from both established and first-time authors.
If you're an emerging author, winning a distinguished book award can dramatically increase the sales of your book and might even land you a publishing deal with a major publisher.
With so many book contests and awards in the publishing industry, it can be hard to tell which ones are legit and important. Below we have included a list of the most prestigious literary awards in the world which every writer should know of and aspire to win.
If you’ve already dipped your toes into the reservoir of Russian literature, you’re still sure to find some lesser-known gems here that will enhance your understanding of this country’s great literary culture. Check out our list of the 10 best Russian Classics ever written.
The way to a reader’s heart is through your characters. You want readers to fall in love with them, root for them, and miss them when the story is over. Are your characters falling flat on the page or do they just not seem believable? Try these 5 tips for crafting realistic characters to have yours teeming with life in no time!
If you’ve put off improving your craft because you’re unable to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life to travel to a class in person, no more excuses; you can take these top online courses in creative writing from the comfort of your own home.
Some bad advice is easy to recognize, but a lot of it we take to heart because we hear it often, or from the mouth of someone we trust. The following is some bad advice that we all hear at some point in our writing life, and why it’s due for revision.
Learn about the life and memorable works of famous novelist Jean Rhys, a woman troubled by complicated, unhappy relationships and a heritage that shaped her works.
Did you have a great fiction book you want to publish but no agent wants to represent you? Check out our list of the 5 top fiction book publishers now accepting unagented manuscripts!
"One Way Trip" is a well-written, entertaining short story about a curious character who tries everything he can to get into hell instead of being sent to heaven.