Please can someone explain what is meant by topic because I’m getting really confused. What, for example, is the difference between fiction and creative writing? Does ‘contemporary’ tackle stories set today but remembering their childhood?
Hello everyone , firstly I hope you are all keeping well and being creative.
I am a screenwriter and have several scripts with known directors and producers with connections to Universal and Netflix etc. I sold seven scripts last month alone that are now making major offers of Hollywood stars. I am searching for an agent that can help me deal with contracts and get scripts to those that are unsolicited. I have done well getting contacts and scripts up till now but think it’s time to be represented.
There are different types of book editing: developmental editing, line editing, copyediting and proofreading. Revising in the right order is essential if you want your book to be in the best shape possible.
Hello! I'm not sure where the right place is to ask this - I hope it's here!
I'm looking for a couple of beta readers in the medical industry for my completed YA contemporary novel.
The novel's main theme is mental health, specifically eating disorders, depression, and self-harm, and I would really love to find a beta reader in the medical industry who can pinpoint anything that they think might be too triggering for young readers before I start working with an editor.
I'm updating a Christmas story I wrote in 2000 and am wondering what people are doing about including the pandemic in light-hearted works. Do I ignore it and describe a pre-covid world in the hope that such normality will have returned by the time of publication, or do I slide it into the text, imagining that in three or four years' time, kids will still be regarding masks, distancing, bubbles, etc., as a real and necessary part of Christmas???
Hello, My name is Sarah and I wanted to get to know newbies like me and people that have just taken their first publishing steps like me... I didn't intend to do but I am doing a writing course that the assignment asked for a mock publication enquiry..So I found a publishers and it was online submission and I pressed send...GULP lol x
To celebrate the publication of The Right Word, publishing on 15th April, we're encouraging all of our community members to get involved with the word-based discussions we'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks.
Hi all. You might be interested: Short Story Hunters is a new, weekly podcast, featuring short stories. We're hoping to give emerging authors a platform for their work to be heard. The stories need to be 500 words max, but can be about any topic. Submitting is easy and free via: www.litopia.com/hunters.
Short Story Hunters is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms.
I was wondering what sort of writing space my fellow writers have when they are creating their masterpieces.
I spent quite a few years working at a tiny desk in a corner of a very small kitchen but since getting my own apartment a couple of years ago I've set my spare bedroom up as a study. I took a photo a few days ago of the desk area where I write and just wondered if we all have pretty much the same set-up or if there are some radical alternatives out there i.e. floating trays for use in the bath or even anything weirder and more wonderful!
Just entered my first writing competition in 7 years after various health issues and life events conspired to take away the spark.
Regardless of the outcome it felt good to apply myself to regular and consistent periods of writing and although I only had to write the first chapter and synopsis for the competition I actually completed a whole novel!
Thanks also go out to Richard Elder, Victoria Whithear and Jonathan Hopkins for their wise words which proved invaluable in getting my synopsis done.