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April 2021 alert to articles on Visual Writer
Always free, the Visual Writer Website began in 1996 as a resource site for writers in many fields. Initially it had a 40% Hollywood audience, and grew rapidly to gain a large international audience. In Jan-April, 2021 it remodeled with a focus on professional skills, and now includes a monthly newsletter, with more things in evaluation and planning.
April was a busy month with a flurry of articles, releasing a backup about Professional skills for creating powerful stories, new resource listings, and discussion on the page.
Creating The Powerful Story. Before you decide to get all sophisticated with your writing, consider the things that sap the energy from it.
Pro: What Vexes You? Write about it. Put it in a story. Make us laugh at ourselves until we pee down our leg. Comedy is the highest art even when it’s base and crass. Chances are, if it vexes you, it probably vexes others.
Try a new way to get feedback on your work by publishing chapters on these sites, as I am. Just For Fun, FREE: You can follow, rate, and possibly comment on a story I'm writing, or get this on your own, as it is produced, weekly, one chapter-episode at a time: The Devil Did It, by Dorian Cole Mystery, Crime, Legal, all ages, G rating.Vocal, Kindle Vella, Fictionate. I do this to get audience feedback on what may become a published novel, play, or screenplay.
May 2021, If the creek don't rise: Think like a director or agent to create a selling vision for your novel, screenplay, or play.
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