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.
First time I have posted in the community since the website was updated. Good to be back.
My query has to do with comic strips: I drew a strip back in the mid-nineties. It is a strip I tried to get into newspapers. I only had one published. There weren't that many but I want to redraw them as they are all getting a bit faded now. My question is what year would I put on the redraws if they are exactly the same? Would I put the original year (1994) or would I have to put the current year?
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???
I run a small walking tour company and I have an idea for a non-fiction book about the city I operate the tours in. I have it roughly planned- the themes for each chapter etc. Before I start writing, I wanted to contact agents or publishers about the idea first to ask if they are interested before I started writing. Is it acceptable to do this or would they require the completed book before considering it? Many thanks.
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
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I’ve been thinking a lot about characters recently - the characters in my own book of course, but great characters from the books I loved reading too.
There are so many I love, and each of them are different, even within the same genre. Harry Bosch, Ray Mason and Tom Thorne may both have led police procedural series but each man has deep rooted issues that have shaped them in different ways as their lives have progressed. That’s due to the phenomenal writing of Michael Connelly, Simon Kernick and Mark Billingham, but also due to the way characters evolve.
I hope that the new W&A website encourages more activity from members. Looking back through discussion threads, I see that the most popular posts are more than a few years old. The more that members contribute will encourage others to actively participate.