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If you are a beginner in content writing, you are looking for some free resources. So, I am sharing 12 Free Online Tools That Make a Writer's Life Easier.

#writing #tools #digitalmarketing #writer #freelancer
Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes in your writing.
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It's a new academic year and we're sharing our authors' best professional advice, ranging from maximizing #postdocs to boosting enrollment w/ a mock trial program, setting #writing goals, becoming a #twitterstorian, writing a book proposal, & going on the job market w/ a partner.
In "What Are Work Plans, Why They Are Useful, and How to Create One" @lmchervinsky explains how to craft a work plan for articles, books, and fellowship and grant applications. #writingadvice…
New to Twitter? @DetroittoAccra's "Becoming a Twitterstorian: Social Media, Scholarly Communication, and Professional Practice" discusses how to engage as a #twitterstorian in an intentional way, ensuring that your actions reflect your purpose.…
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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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10 things I wish they taught me in film school, #screenwriter edition. 🧵
1.Networking is a long-term game.

It might seem like getting ‘access’ to industry gatekeepers is the most important thing. It is not. Building a genuine, long-term relationship is.
2.Competitions are a tool, not a goal.

Every new writer should enter competitions, but placements are only helpful if you go out and use them to hustle.

PS: @Coverfly has a waiver program for those who can’t afford it.
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For the record, and I would like to be clear about this, I have been a writer, creator, and consultant for products since the early 90s. You can find early things I wrote on USENET. #writing #criticism #art #SocialMedia… 1/35
If you happen to read, watch, or otherwise consume something that I have created and you have criticisms, however sharp and/or pointed – tell me.

Publicly! 2/35
Write bad reviews on GoodReads. Write scathing analyses on Amazon (because yes, some of my work has been published and is available on Amazon). Send nasty letters to my publishers and link to copies on Twitter. 3/35
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In 18 days, my biggest, scariest, most impossible-ist dream comes true. On August 1st, the world gets to meet my book. Honestly, if we go by the odds, it should even be happening. 1/?
My whole life I've secretly wanted to be a writer but then I grew up and taught middle school and had four kids and two of them had special needs and writing wasn't practical and life taught me I had to be ruthlessly practical. 2/?
But in 2015, friends encouraged me to start a blog (probably tired of my rambling FB posts) and I discovered two things: 1) I liked telling stories A LOT, and 2) I kind of hated blogging.

But again, no time, no money, no sleep, no book writing. 3/?
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They say that you need to read as many scripts as possible as a #writer but getting access to high quality scripts is always tricky. Fortunately these lovely folk are here to save the day:

#WritingCommunity #ScriptChat (1/6)
The @bbcwritersroom should be the first port of call for any aspiring or emerging #writers in the UK. Their website is absolutely packed with useful tips, tricks and script library.
#WritingCommunity #ScriptChat (2/6)
@PhilipShelley1 not only runs 4Screenwriting, one of the best #writing schemes available, but has also created a terrific script library on his website.
#WritingCommunity #ScriptChat (3/6)
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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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Writing apps for PhD! - a 🧵

Looking for the perfect #notetaking system? Or writing #workflow?

After trying to integrate all my writing into one app, I couldn't choose one.
As researchers our writing needs are diverse & so here's my #writing system for anyone who needs! Image
#academicchatter #writingtools #researchtools #phdlife #AcademicTwitter #PhDtips

Our systems can be as simple or as complex as our needs are. So the best system is the one that works for you!

Here are all the apps I use for my writing & why I chose them:
People in my field and lab mostly use LaTeX for most documents. Especially ones that need impeccable formatting/ with lots of in-text citations. Online app for

@overleaf @TeXstudio #LaTeX #acwri
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What can I say to those writers seeking a traditional publishing contract but not accepted for their debut full-length publication? ( A thread, and feel free to contribute your own thoughts.)
1. In my job, I've read many manuscripts that should be published, but for one reason or another, have not yet found their home. You have to keep going, be that with your current project, or by starting a new one.
2. The industry is risk averse. As a writer, you could try to too deliberately 'fit' the mold, but do that too deliberately and you may as well be stacking shelves. Writing fiction so often requires a leap of faith, whatever the outcome.
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Q: #ಅವಗ್ರಹ ಚಿಹ್ನೆಯ (ಽ) ಪದಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಉಚ್ಚರಿಸಬೇಕು?

A: ಅವಗ್ರಹವನ್ನು ಒಂದು ವಿಶೇಷ ಸನ್ನೆಯಾಗಿ ಬೇರೆಬೇರೆ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಧಾರಣವಾಗಿ, ಇದನ್ನು ಹ್ರಸ್ವ ಸ್ವರವನ್ನು ಎಳೆದು ಹೇಳುವಾಗ *ಆದರೆ, ದೀರ್ಘಸ್ವರವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಯೋಗಿಸದೇ ಇರುವಾಗ ತೋರಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.

ಎಂದರೆ, ಅಕ್ಕಽಽ ಮತ್ತು ಅಕ್ಕಾ ಇವೆರಡರ ಉಚ್ಚಾರ ಬೇರೆಬೇರೆಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ

ಇನ್ನೊಂದೆರಡು ಉದಾಹರಣೆಗಳು:
ನಾ ಬಂದಽ ನಾಕ್ ತಾಸಾಗೇಽದ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ
ಅದೆಷ್ಟ್ ಛಂಽದ ಅದಾಳ

ಆಡುಮಾತನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕರಾರುವಾಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತೋರಿಸಲು ಈ ಬಳಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟೇ.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಲಿಪಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಂಕಣಿ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಭಾಷೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬರೆಯುವಾಗ ಕೂಡ ಇದು ಬಹಳ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತವಾಗುತ್ತೆ.

ಇನ್ನು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತದಲ್ಲಿ ಪೂರ್ವರೂಪ ಪರರೂಪ ಸಂಧಿಗಳಾಗಿರುವುದನ್ನು ತೋರಿಸುವೆಡೆ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಅವಗ್ರಹ ಸನ್ನೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಜವಾಗಿ ಅವಗ್ರಹ ಹಾಕಿದರೂ ಹಾಕದೇ ಇದ್ದರೂ ಉಚ್ಚಾರಣೆ ಒಂದೇ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತೆ.
ಉದಾ:पद्मनाभोऽरविन्दाक्षः ಇದರ ಉಚ್ಚಾರ पद्मनाभोरविन्दाक्ष: ಎಂದೇ.सर्वेऽपि ಇದರ ಉಚ್ಚಾರ सर्वेपि ಎಂದೇ. 3/3
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In 1963, a Cappadocian man discovered a mysterious chamber hidden behind a wall in his home. Investigation revealed access to the lost Byzantine city of Derinkuyu—an underground labyrinth reaching 279ft (85m) deep.🧵 1/3
#inspiration #History #writing #ttrpg #RPG #DnD #dnd5e
Artifact finds suggest construction began during the 5th century, and was completed by the 10th. Hewn from volcanic rock, the underground city’s countless rooms could shelter 20,000 people, their livestock, and food stores, all across five levels connected by stairs. 🧵 2/3
The upper levels of Derinkuyu hold stables, storerooms, chapels, and private homes. An abandoned cruciform church lurks alone at the deepest level. While the city was opened to visitors in 1969, over half of the tunnels—as well as the church—remain off-limits to the public 🧵 3/3
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Besides, for a Christian, life isn't about marrying and giving into marriage. It is about living for Lord Jesus and His will.
And one of the last things I held and learned is, don't get mesmerized if you see someone living in faith and radical obedience to the Lord Jesus.
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Thank God for another free time.... I have planned to write this down.

A man who likes to drink and smoke is a big no-no for me as a life partner. This is just the basic, not even close to the standard.
I don't even touch Biblical principles because in the Bible, this type of man wouldn't even be mentioned as a true believer.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 6: Macrostructure and Microstructure

We’re now approaching the end of our Narratology journey together with Macro and Microstructure, which ought to feel familiar…
Macrostructure is the arrangement of events, while Microstructure is how those events are portrayed.
If you’re even remotely familiar with the various plot structures at your disposal, then you should have a basic overview of Macrostructure.
Only we’re gonna dive deeper!
The standard format most writers use is the Act Structure system.
Acts are made of Sequences.
Sequences are made of Scenes.
Scenes are made of Beats.
Typically, every Act ends in a major Kernel Scene, while Sequences end in Minor Kernels, and Scenes may be Kernels or Satellites.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 5: Narrative Discourse and Picking A Story

Why is it you can take the same storyworld from any series and make an infinite amount of stories from them? Answer: Narrative Discourse!
We are now approaching the Syuzhet of the Fabula & Syuzhet model of storytelling, and THIS is how we get the multitude of stories from a single storyworld.
Discourse is made of Metanarrative (Theme), Focalization (POV), Macrostructure (Plot), and Microstructure (Presentation).
Metanarrative, in this case, is *how* the story is expressed. It has five dimensions:
1. Literal vs. Representational
2. Determinism vs. Free Will
3. Idealism vs. Cynicism
4. Emplotment Shape
5. Strict Adaptation vs. Loose Adaptation
I’ll explain all these shortly.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 4: All about Event Shapes

Today’s thread will focus on the shaping of Kernel Events (events that disrupt the status quo) and Satellite Events (reactions to the change).
First, a basic overview of the typical event shape:
1. All events begin with an Abstract (why should the audience want to see this) and Orientation (where, when, who).
2. A Complication of the orientation.
3. A Reaction.
4. A Resolution and Coda (the scene-ending beat).
To go back to the phrase, “Stories are just ‘ands,’ ‘buts,’ and ‘therefores’”:
-The Orientation is your “And”
-The Complication is your “But”
-And the Reaction is your “Therefore.”
Or, think of the Complication is like an in-scene Kernel, and the other parts as Satellites.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 3: Building Characters, Casts, and Events

We’re now approaching all the standard stuff most fiction writers get taught, only now, it’ll be through the lens of narratology.
For designing characters, we have the old standby Characterization (the surface) vs. Deep Character (the real personality).
Appearance and surface behavior can vary wildly, but it should stay consistent, they should be motivated to behave that way, and be (somewhat) realistic.
For Deep Character, there are two dimensions: Personality and Values.
For Personality, there are dozens of models to choose from: OCEAN, Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Archetypes, and they can be mixed.
Thanks to focalization, you only need to modify a few traits to make a character.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 2: Reviving the Dualist Form of Story Structure

From our last part, I said we were taught stories as a singular whole of “plot + theme + characters + setting + text.”

Forget that.
Under this system, you got a singular entity made of a few basic parts, and if you change one, it usually means changing the others; especially the plot. It’s why many of us have to rewrite and revise our stories so many times, while others can create a series that writes itself.
(Re-)Introducing the Dualist Form of Story Structure:
The Fabula and the Syuzhet!
Or, the Storyworld and the Discourse!

Storyworld = Settings, Characters, and ALL possible Events.
Discourse = SELECTED Events, how it’s organized, how it’s told, and in what way.
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A Story (Structure) Reboot: A thread summarizing Narratology for #storytelling and #writing.

Part 1: Relearning The Basics of Creative Writing and Storytelling
This all started after I watched a bunch of slice-of-life anime, what many western writers would call “plotless,” and yet still tells a compelling story.

What we they learning about storytelling that was different from the rest of us?

With that, I searched for an answer why…
I had known from studying writing the Japanese rhetorical art of kishoutenketsu:
Ki = Setup
Shou = Elaboration
Ten = Complication
Ketsu = Result
Basically, (A + B) x C = D.
But western storytelling paradigms could hardly explain why it worked, making poor examples using it.
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11 no-code tools that have helped me in my journey as a creator (any why you should use them) 🧵👇
#1 @copy_ai: an AI-driven copywriting tool that helps you generate quality content for:

• websites,
• landing pages,
• social media,
• and blog posts faster!

Try writing a blog post using it and you’ll be shocked by how powerful it is 🔥
@copy_ai #2 @PrimoStats is a searchable database of statistics.

Use it to find relevant statistics from reputable sources in seconds to enhance the credibility of your content 💪…
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In the past 6 weeks, I have read over 2000 pages and provided over 100 pages of feedback on pilots, features & shorts.

Within the writing itself, here are the 9 most common issues I saw -

#screenwriting #screenwriter #writing #writingtips #WritingCommunity #screenplay #teleplay

Looks, walks, laughs, smiles, enters, exits, leaves - these are all bland verbs that don’t tell us anything about the character.

Instead, use: glances, peers, strides, ambles, giggles, cackles etc

#screenwriter #WritingCommunity #screenwriting

If you set your plot, stakes, antag & protag up well in the logline, don’t spend most of the narrative to get to that point

It feels like a bait and switch and will make people put it down

#screenwriting #writing #logline #screenwriter
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For @townhallcom ✍️

Dear Elon Musk, For the Sake of Freedom of Speech in the Public Town Square, buy Twitter ASAP!💰🐦… @elonmusk #elonmusk #ElonMuskBuyTwitter #ElonMusktwitter #musk #elon @SophiaNarwitz @ItalianxComedy @chadfelixg @BlueBoxDave
yes i know the title is a mouthful lol
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AVAIL for staffing. I just wrapped up in a room as a staff writer. If you have LL one hour drama needs, I’M AVAIL. Now I’m gonna go into a thread about some of the things I’ve observed/learned/reinforced etc. This isn’t a “how to,” so take w/grain of salt. Hope it’s helpful.
The SR has to want to invest in you esp as LL. Of course, script has to be knockout to get the SR mtg & your persona has to be a fit BUT SR has to want you and invest in you and your growth. This sometimes can trump even a mediocre script etc if they believe in your voice.
Related to that if you’re like me where you did fwsp, asst, sold stuff and no dice. Know it’s not personal. You’re doing okay and if someone hasn’t told you you’re awesome, I am. Sometimes being qualified is a part of it. Now it’s a matter not of if but when. Hang in there.
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