“[Writing] was not meant to be an occult operation; it was not meant to be an esoteric secret.” – SAUL BELLOW

The 11 Laws of Great Storytelling

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. – C. S. Lewis

Are Boys the Perfect Audience for Non-Linear Editing? Is this gender-exclusive or cultural?

“A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.” – Herb Caen


What “Show, Don’t Tell” Really Means

“When I’m finished, I’m elated. I feel like I’ve swung from the heels and knocked one out of the park.” – KURT VONNEGUT

Fix Your Beginning

“The difference between the right word and almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain

Soliders in Afghanistan are recording bedtime stories on CD to send home.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

What You Should Know About Writing Contests

“In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.” – Lord Chesterfield

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau


Video Notes on Pitching

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt

This is all I have time to add at the moment. Here’s to passing along the more useful resources of the morning.

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” – C. S. Lewis

Bo’s Cafe Life

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