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Finding Your Crew - as a writer there are several aspects to being part of a crew - finding or making one, building it up, and keeping it going thereafter. In that sense, a writery crew is like any intentional community that has a specific focus. But why bother?

Finding likeminded writers can be crucial for feelings of support & success. Some groups have an intentionally limited shelf life, some run & run. Membership may be static or fluctuate & some work better than others. So, what’s out there? Here’s a quick overview.
1. Local writer group - regular, locations/organisers include bookshops, cafés, pubs, libraries, someone’s kitchen. Advertised via notice boards, word of mouth, local Facebook group etc. Check you fit with group objectives - to write/socialise/beta read £-££
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Happy #ShamelessSelfPromoFriday to the #WritingCommunity who is up for a #writerslift? Drop those links, retweet, follow your favorites and buy what you like. See mine in the comments below
My Current WIPS are The Queen and The Prophet
Skyfall Volume One
My second article on Police Abolition…
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Happy #ShamelessSelfPromoThursday to the #WritingCommunity who is up for a #writerslift? Drop those links, retweet, follow your favorites, and buy what you like. See mine in the comments below
My Current WIPS are The Queen and The Prophet
Skyfall Volume One
My second article on Police Abolition…
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Happy #ShamelessSelfPromoWednesday to the #WritingCommunity who is up for a #writerslift? Drop those links, retweet, follow your favorites and buy what you like. See mine in the comments below
My Current WIPS are The Queen and The Prophet
Skyfall Volume One
My recently published second poetry volume…
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Are you finding your marriage or significant relationship challenging ?

Are things not going as well as you’d like?

If yes, this article is for you.

Read on. /THREAD⬇️

#maritalharmony #writing #writingcommunity #writerslift
Common reasons why love in marriages starts dwindling

1. When partners feel unappreciated

2. Partners feel like they are bearing all the burden alone

3. Either couple feels like they are being taken for granted

4. One or both partners feel like their needs aren’t met
How to tell if your marriage needs a little more love?

1. Partners not talking to each other

2. When you become snappy or criticize each other frequently

3. Lack of physical intimacy with your partner
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Things have been pretty hectic recently, but here's a thread of #writing competitions, development jobs & #filmmaking opportunities. Please share with anyone who might find it useful.

#WritingCommunity #ScriptChat #Writers
There's still time to apply to join the @bfinetwork as a Programme & Funding Manager. It's an incredible chance to work with @thealicecabanas & the @BFI team in championing #filmmakers across the UK.

Deadline: 11th July
#FilmJobs #TVJobs #ArtsJobs
There's several jobs available at @BBCFilm working with the wonderful @_eva_yates. First up, is a Commissioning Exec where you'd help find and nurture the most exciting voices in British cinema.

Deadline: 20th July…
#FilmJobs #TVJobs #Filmmaking
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*New* article, More People Are Learning The Truth About ABA

Popular media has begun picking up on both the science and the sentiment…

#ADHD #Autistic #ActuallyAutistic #Autism #Neurodivergent #Neurodiversity #Writers #WritingCommunity #WritersLift #Write
In May, an opinion article was published in Fortune Magazine discussing the controversy surrounding ABA. Written by a lawyer named Ariana Cernius, the article outlines some of the problematic history & legal issues associated with ABA.…
This week, an article was published from my home province of Ontario. The reporter, @JessicaRDurling, included multiple perspectives in her story. Durling brought together voices from families, proponents of ABA, as well as Autistic self-activists who speak out about its harms.
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I’ve heard this said about my son on more than one occasion, “he seems to think he can do what he wants, and doesn’t have to do something if he doesn’t want to.”

Um, well, yes.

He’s a human being after all, with free will and autonomy.

#GentleParenting #Parenting #WritersLift
Certainly all of our actions have consequences, and I mean naturally-occurring consequences, not adult-imposed punishments.…

#MediumWriter #MediumBlogger #ParentingBlog #ParentingTips #ParentingAdvice #MentalHealthAwareness #ADHDAwareness #Oppositional
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The “Gold Standard” for Autistic Children.

So many Autistic people explain how & why ABA is abusive & harmful, yet many professionals continue to push it.…

#ADHD #Autistic #ActuallyAutistic #Autism #Neurodivergent #Neurodiversity #Writers #WritersLift
I have heard this line so many times: “They told me ABA therapy was the ‘gold standard’ for Autism.”…

#WritingCommunity #WritersSupportingWriters #ADHDSupport #CelebrateNeurodiversity #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #AutisticPride #AutisticPrideDay
Professionals need to explain exactly what they mean by that, because gold standard is subjective; it will mean different things to different people.

Successful supports (as opposed to "therapies") will mean different things to different people.

What does it mean to the CHILD?
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Writers: I just served as a reader for a manuscript contest. I read 119 CNF essays.
#WritingCommunity #Writers

Things I learned/advice:

1) Follow instructions—no identifiers. If you’re “known,” don’t name siblings or famous parents either, or your essay won’t be blinded. 1/n
2) Writing about people, dead or alive, remember they have privacy rights. If writing about medical or therapeutic relationships, HIPAA laws protect individuals for 50 yrs after death. So change the damn names, or say they’re pseudonyms. (Unless you have written consent) 2/n
3) Ask a friend to read your piece out loud back to you—the best way to catch awkward sentences or imprecise language. Lean on your writing friends to tell you when something is not clear. Careful with unusual or clever words: be clear! 3/n
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1. Most people would rather accept a lie as truth, than admit they were wrong. Many of those same people would forgo freedoms & accept punishments just to save face, and prolong the canopy of deceit.

2. Millions of people struggle to comprehend the power and wealth mindset — and that just because an individual already has power and wealth, doesn’t mean they aren’t desperate for more of it. All lifestyles are relative, and naivety is a key component here.
3. Humans are generally complacent about the hard won ideas of freedom and liberty. Equally, most are blissfully unaware of the psychological techniques used to chip away at these important rights, while convincing you that you still have them.
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Sentient moving castle that spends it time going to ruins and investigating what happened to the castle that used to be there.
Then exacting justice magical castle style. (?)
Naturally adopts a rag tag band of adventurers along the way, thinks of them as naughty kittens.
"Damn it Alexander how many times! Don't bring your dead things inside"
"Sowwy Mrs Castle"
"You can keep your dead in the cemetery like all the other squishies"
"No necromancy indoors young man!"
I have decided it's a Mammy castle and anything that's not also made of
rocks is a "Squishie"
No one is allowed inside two of the towers as she uses them like hands or feet.
The siege of some such castle: 14 tickety boo
Siege towers rumble towards a castle as ballistae and catapults smash rocks against it's walls.
A squad of burly soldiers
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I was looking for a place with no broken hearts,
I was looking for a place with no darkness,
I was looking for a place with no wreaked ships,
I was looking for a sign
It was about time, that I had to call it quits, because there was no time left and no unbroken heart left.
It was then I realised, the light didn't emerge from the unbroken.
It emerged from the creeks that the broken hearts had.
The light traced it's significance from where the dark prevailed.
I wasn't looking for no broken hearts, but a sign of hope.
I found light stays only when darkness prevails

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Finding #writing opportunities and development jobs has never been easy. So, I’m starting this thread of jobs & script calls out in the hopes it helps level the playing field and may open doors for everyone.

#writingcommunity #scriptchat #writers
First up, the BBC has several script editor & story roles going on Eastenders. More info available here:
The @MotherTongues Award opens on 1st Nov. They’re offering a £10k development for films set in the UK, and a different language. Run by @ShudderFilms, @ManonArdisson & @ColdAsIceCream – three of the most exciting UK indie film producers. Deets at:
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