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Does Your Theme Contain Character, Conflict, Resol

Writing

Does Your Theme Contain Character, Conflict, Resolution?

by: Nick Vernon

Creative Writing Tips –
For a theme to work and the story, which will revolve around the theme, it has to contain three things…

Character
Conflict
Resolution

What’s the reason for this?
If your theme doesn’t contain these three essential elements, then you won’t be writing a proper short story. It might turn out to be an essay instead.
Because without…
1) Characters
You can’t achieve emotional depth. Readers become engrossed in stories because of the characters in them. They either become the character (sympathize), or read about an interesting person (empathize).
Emotional depth is achieved when readers use their imagination and senses and/or experiences to live the story through the characters.
2) ...

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Writing Personal Statements – Top Tips

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Writing Personal Statements – Top Tips

by: Elaine

WRITING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT TO GET INTO UK UNIVERSITY
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
And the only way to do that has been largely ignored or is unknown by most students.
The failure of the vast majority of students to get admission to their chosen university is one of the great unpublicised stories of our time.
Why do they fail?
Because they think in their terms and do not consider the reader: the admission officer.
They don’t even know they are doing it.
But THAT is why they fail.
IN THIS ARTICLE
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SECRETS TO SUCCESS
MAKING A POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSION
AVOID AMBIGUITY
MAKING A PROFESSIONAL IMPRESSION

SECRETS TO SUCCESS
Your first aim is to make sure that your personal stat...

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Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation

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Novel to Screenplay: The Challenges of Adaptation

by: Lynne Pembroke & Jim Kalergis

ADAPTATION 101
Brimming with confidence, you’ve just signed the check purchasing the rights to adapt John Doe’s fabulous, but little known novel, Lawrence of Monrovia, to screenplay form. Suddenly, panic sets in. “What was I thinking? How the devil am I going to convert this 400-page novel to a 110-page screenplay?”
The answer is: “The same way you transport six elephants in a Hyundai… three in the front seat and three in the back!”
Old and very bad jokes aside, how does one pour ten gallons of story into a one-gallon jug?
In this article, we’ll take a look at this challenge and a few others that a writer may encounter when adapting a novel to screenplay form.
CHALLENGE NUMBER ONE – LENGTH
Screenplays rar...

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Writing Help

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Writing Help

by: Jack Thompson

Whether you are working for a small business, large corporation, or are a student, there are numerous sources that you can turn to for help with writing. Businesses need to be able to effectively communicate with their customers, their employees and their potential customers. Effective verbal communication is equally important, but nonverbal communication in the form of copy writing, article writing, press release writing, and more requires a certain level of expertise and experience. The typical small business wants to focus their efforts on their core business activities without spending too much time on projects that can easily be outsourced to consultants or freelance professionals...

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Immaterial Gain

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Immaterial Gain

by: Eric Shapiro

Among some of us who deem ourselves spiritual, the use of the word “spiritual” causes blushing and anxiety. What a pale word it is in the face of what earned spirituality actually provides. No single word, however potent, can tap the pure light and color of a cosmic mindset. The green vistas and pinkish sun rays of such a mind lie beyond the reach of labels and terms.
Ironically, despite my hesitation in applying language to elevated states of consciousness, I reached such states through language itself. To explain: I discovered my “spirituality” through the pure act of writing. Since I’d grown up under the impression that divinity could only be tapped in churches or temples, my own arrival was quite surprising.
As I said, writing is a pure act...

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