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7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don’t Tell Stories

7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don't Tell StoriesDon’t be a foolish writer! Here, a publication coach describes the reasons writers need to tell stories, and explains why story-telling is “the most important job for writers.”

“Telling stories – and telling them well – is probably the single most important job facing any writer,” says the Publication Coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “And guess what? Stories aren’t just for novelists. They’re for everyone from the CEO to his or her most junior communications staffer.”

Good stories — and good writers — are concrete, sticky, and memorable. To learn more about writing non-fiction that sells, read Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That?: How Ordinary People are Raking in $100,000.00 or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!

And, here are Gray-Grant’s reasons non-fiction writers must master the task of story-telling…Read More »7 Reasons Writers Are Fools if They Don’t Tell Stories

Script Writing Tips for Screenplays and Screenwriters

A reader asked for script writing tips on The Adventurous Writer, so I’ve pulled together some helpful advice for screenwriters. By the way, these tips for screenplays also work well for effective for writing articles, novels, and poems….

Before the script writing tips, a quip:

“Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket… the least understood and the least noticed,” says Frank Capra.

It’s true, isn’t it? The movie stars, directors, producers, and even the key grips seem to get more credit than the screenwriters. If this doesn’t dampen your enthusiasm to write scripts, then you’ll want to learn as much as you can! Click on Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee. It’s a tome of script analyses, suggestions, and storytelling tips. And, read on for several script writing tips for screenplays and screen writers…Read More »Script Writing Tips for Screenplays and Screenwriters