There are tons of freelance writing gigs out there. The question is, what type suits your personality and style the most?
Let’s face it – writers get stuck. Some get stuck a lot. Others not so much. Still, it happens, and when it does, we deal with the situation in our own ways. I dare say, though, that writing prompts are one of the best tools to get unstuck.
Today, how about some horror writing prompts? After all, the spooky season is right around the corner (a quick visit to Walmart attests to that).
One thing I guarantee: they will bring out your dark side.
Whether you are a horror writer or you just want to flex your creative juices, these horror writing prompts ought to send chills down your spine – which may or may not be a good thing.
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Need an escape from reality? There’s nothing better than diving straight into a science fiction book.
Science fiction may be a fun read, but it’s so much more than that. It challenges our world view and expands our reality. It also teaches us a thing or two about appreciating the here and now, without technology taking over.
But there are so many different science fiction books, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose which ones to read.
Bonus—so many of these also have movies you can watch after reading!
The list starts out with Dune, a book that follows a family on another planet that has a life-preserving spice that everyone wants.
Then, the list ends with The Martian, a book about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It was made into a major motion picture, and both the book and movie are phenomenal.
With other great books, like Frankenstein and A Wrinkle in Time, you will have amazing books to choose from no matter what science fiction you like best.
Aliens, monsters, and time travel, you can’t go wrong with this list.
Check out the infographic below.
Despite earning international acclaim for his tale, The Alchemist, Paula Coehlo’s literary success remains forbidden in Iran. As the below map shows, this is just one of the many books that are currently banned by governments around the world.
From children’s stories to tales of exploration and self-revelation, well-known books remain restricted in many countries in 2019. [Read more…]
John Steinbeck wrote, “Every American hungers to move.”
In his book, Travels With Charley, Steinbeck further theorizes that Americans descended from those who moved: those who left Europe, those who were forced to leave Africa, and those who came in search of a better life — thus, doesn’t it make sense that we have this insatiable thirst for travel? [Read more…]
Writing an amazing screenplay about fictional events can be challenging. By basing your screenplay on a true story, you can use the basic structure of true events as a framework to hold the rest of your narrative. It can also be a lucrative way to convert existing non-fiction writing into potentially valuable Hollywood property. Watching movies based on true stories is a good way to hone your screenwriting skills.Watch these movies to become a better screenwriter. Click To Tweet