The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Ervin Anderson • 4 comments
You've just begun your journey as a writer. Where do you begin?
Do you really want to be a writer? Of course you do. You’ve got ideas, maybe you’ve dabbled and it felt good, and now you want to really give it a go. You’ve thought, “Could I really be a writer? Can...
by Holly Jennings • 4 comments
What I do for the love of writing (and reading, for that matter) is vastly different from what I do for money.
When books become fossils.... About a decade ago, emerging author Heidi Julavits nabbed a $500,000 advance for her novel, The Mineral Palace. I remember that the magazine Poets and Writers did a lon...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
A discussion on horror and where the line is drawn.
If you've been keeping up with my blog posts, then you know I'm a horror writer/fan/fanatic, etc, etc and so forth. Horror is meant to scare you, give you the creeps, and, more often than not, disturb...
by Ervin Anderson • 3 comments
Selling a screenplay is a monumental task, but if you write a good script, it's not impossible. Thousands of films are made each year, so why can't you write one of them?
I do freelance work for a company that provides coverage on screenplays. I read a lot of film scripts. Ninety-percent of the screenplays I read are flat-out bad. Nine percent are decent and have an in...
by Holly Jennings • 5 comments
Want to write for the web? Learn some basic guidelines first.
The internet is now my primary go-to spot for information. I find phone numbers, addresses, and maps there. It’s where I go when I’m positive I am displaying the symptoms of a rare and life-threaten...
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