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Favorite Movies

Posted by on September 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

A few weeks ago, we talked about the importance of writers being readers. It’s also important for screenwriters to watch films in the genre. Today, on Write On! Online, comedy expert Steve Kaplan lists his Top Comedy Films. What’s your genre? What’s your favorite movie? Post below.

Goal-Setting, September Meeting & Upcoming LA Events

Posted by on September 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Last night, on the the September Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio, we talked about setp one in the productivity process: Setting Goals. You need to set goals, and look at them on a regular basis, if you expect to achieve them. You also have to put in the work. For more on Goal-Setting [...]

Procrastination Solutions

Posted by on September 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Last month, I listed the top ways people procrastinate. The biggest culprit/tool people use for procrastinating is the computer, whether it’s for checking email, playing games, or social networking. Makes sense, especially considering most people write via computer. Here are a few things you can try to slay the procrastination monster: 1. Make your computer [...]

Reading

Posted by on September 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

As writers, it is just as important to exercise those reading muscles, as it is to do writing workouts. On Monday, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman reviewed Writer’s Digest’s The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition on Write On! Online. And the question – “What is your favorite book on writing? – was posed on the [...]

Procrastination

Posted by on August 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

According to a recent survey by Write On! Online, 90% of writers admit to procrastination. Some of the common ways writers procrastinate include: 1. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. 2. Surfing the Internet, Handling Email, and Playing Games Online 3. Watching Television and Movies 4. Housework and Gardening 5. Cooking, Baking, and Eating 6.Crocheting, [...]

Workout Equipment

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

All a runner needs to start a workout regimen is a good pair of shoes, perhaps a water bottle, something comfortable to run in, an mp3 player, and a pedometer. A writer’s requirements are not that much different: a good pen and paper, perhaps a water bottle, something comfortable to write in, an mp3 player, [...]

Excuses, Excuses

Posted by on August 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

What is your favorite excuse for not writing? Here are some of my favorites: •  I’m Disorganized •  I’m Too Busy •  Too Much Time Has Passed •  I’m Not Feeling Creative •  There’s No Structure to my Project •  I’d Rather Do Something Else •  There’s No Short-Term Benefit •  Nobody Will Read It [...]

Write On! Track

Posted by on August 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Writing is exercise! The more you practice, the better you become. Spend too much time away from a project – or from writing in general – and it will be difficult to get back in the zone. It’s just like skipping a week or two at the gym; the longer you wait between workouts, the [...]