5 Things Web Journalists Can Learn from Screenwriters

Screenwriting is said to be one of the hardest crafts to master. There are a few surprising tricks web journalists can learn from successful screenwriters. BY ENNI TUOMISALO   Screenwriting is fiercely competitive. Some screenplays sell for millions, but the vast majority are not sold at all. To be successful, you have to write something so emotionally engaging and visually compelling that a studio executive wants to invest millions of dollars to turn it into a movie. While web writing is quite a different game,

What would my mother say?! By Hilary Murray

Hilary Murray, author of Choices, describes her first forays as a writer into the publishing industry – and the genre of erotic fiction. MY first attempt at a publishable novel was a disappointing experience. The storyline was simple: take two pairs of lovers.  Place one in the past and one in the present.  Add a betrayed and merciless husband to each.  Mix well, and stand back. Unbelievably, the agents I submitted it to weren’t as impressed as I was.  I received rejection

How to Pay for Overseas Writing Competitions – by Trish Nicholson

My Competitions blog has raised a lot of enthusiasm among my writerly friends for trying overseas comps, but they are wary of making payments in a foreign currency and don't want to use their credit cards because of possible credit card fraud. I have written below some tips on how to make these payments with complete security (it’s the method I use myself). A Safe, Simple Way to Pay Electronically If you want to pay for an overseas competition entry fee, critique, or