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Use Spring as Motivation to Kick Your Screenwriting Into Gear

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Screenwriting Motivation & Tips for Aspiring Screenwriters If you are an aspiring screenwriter who has run into a bit of a slump during the winter, use the bold advances of spring to kick your screenwriting into gear. Flowers and trees can lie dormant for months at a time, and then they burst forth in a startling array of beauty. In the same way, you can take the thoughts that have been hibern... Read More »

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA – April 17th, 2014.  Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson. The “NOW WRITE!” books have been heralded as an invaluable resource for accomplished and aspiring screenwriters and novelists seeking to write a screenplay.  The book is currentl... Read More »

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer

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Written by Jeff Peters   Writing is an essential skill, but it’s one that many people don’t cultivate. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that an individual can do every day to strengthen their writing skills, from reading to discontinuing the use of spellcheck. These minor lifestyle changes can help you become a better writer: 1. Read more Reading and writing are flip sides of the ... Read More »

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Eric Edson Recommends Three Valuable Screenwriting Websites Online

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Screenwriting is a meticulous craft involving the use of all five senses to create compelling stories on the big screen. To hone their scriptwriting skills, existing and aspiring writers make the most of online educational resources. Many writers are simply unaware of the valuable writing resources available on the web.  Not everyone has access to Hollywood bigwigs and helpful ‘middlemen’ to ... Read More »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eric Edson’s 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eric Edson’s 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries

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November 9, 2012 – Northridge, CA – While there are many websites offering information on virtually every aspect of the screenwriting and TV writing process, Eric Edson has identified his 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries.  Each provides a slightly different focus and format, but each offers unique features and information that will be of interest to screen and TV writers alike.... Read More »

On Overcoming Writer’s Block by Eric Edson

On Overcoming Writer’s Block by Eric Edson

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My Best Method for Dealing With the Dreaded W. B. To tell the truth, when I am already deep in the middle of a project “Writer’s Block” isn’t a tripwire for me.  Getting my inner writer to shut the hell up is more my personal challenge at that stage. But I do have a super tough time at the very, very beginning of every new original screenplay when I’m in that “so okay, big mouth, what... Read More »

Why It’s Great To Be A Storyteller by Eric Edson

Why It’s Great To Be A Storyteller by Eric Edson

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Let’s just say it ain’t for the faint of heart. Storytellers work exhausting days, ever searching for that gem of an idea or character or plot.  Never settling for the almost-right word.  Spitballing, outlining, writing, rewriting, rewriting…and then for the filmic storytellers among us, it’s on to shooting.  Cutting.  Shooting again.  Novelists and screen storytellers alike are e... Read More »

How We Feel A Story by Eric Edson

How We Feel A Story by Eric Edson

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Article written for the book NOW WRITE! Speculative Genres  Writers create fiction so they can touch peoples’ hearts. Okay, blurting it out this way does sound a bit cornball.  But compressed to its essence, human truth often comes out sounding sentimental.  Doesn’t mean it isn’t true.  We don’t write just to preach high-toned themes about saving the planet or how we should all treat e... Read More »