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Are you ready to publish your first novel or book? New Book Author’s services are designed to assist talented authors and writers who are interested in publishing a book, but lack the technical skills or time to implement the task. We provide consultation so that you can take control of your book’s destiny. We...
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A conversation with producer Laurie Scheer: What you need to know about pitching a script or television series

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  In Hollywood, opportunities are hard to come by if you’re an outsider with few connections, made even more difficult if you live outside of L.A and don’t know your way around the industry…much less how to pitch a TV series or movie. Laurie Scheer, producer, development executive and former Vice President of Creative...
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Star Wars Episode VII the Force Awakens Review with Spoilers

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DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SEE SPOILERS OR PLOT POINTS E. Hughes If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve been waiting for this movie your entire life. Star Wars the Force Awakens is a sweeping homage to the original trilogy, with a wink or two at the prequels for  good...
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A Star Wars Episode VII review : How the Force Awakened Black Nerds

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– E. Hughes When the first Star Wars the Force Awakened trailer arrived, it broke the internet. Movie fans were abuzz about the movie’s newest star, John Boyega and his role as a storm trooper. The first wave of criticism of course, was that a storm trooper could not be black, as it had already been “firmly” established...
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Stoking the flames of war

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“Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a...
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How to format a screenplay

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Screenwriters write what is called a spec script. The first step to writing a screenplay is understanding how to format a script. According to the Academy of Nicolls Fellowship (Oscars.org – http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/screenwriting-resources) there is no absolute standard for formatting a screenplay. Most screenwriters prefer to use screenwriting software like Final Draft – an excellent...
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Why bad reviews are good

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    There was recently an article published by the New York Times online, in the book review section,
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America, land of the depraved – Is the art of suspense dead?

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By Author E. Hughes (Click here for author page)   I was watching Psycho on television the other day.
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Screenwritersdaily.com Double Issue – This week in books!

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          From our sister site at Authors to Read: Below are a list of new and exciting books,eBooks, e-stories, articles and essays
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Teenager lands three book publishing contract

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        This is a nice accomplishment – a 17 year-old girl has won a three book publishing contract with a major publisher
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China – Beijing holds first ever Hollywood Screenwriting Contest

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Government officials in Beijing are looking for American Screenwriters to help tell their stories. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $100,000 USD prize, and a trip to Beijing. Submissions are due April 7th for the first round and April 20th for the second round according to Los Angeles Times Online Submissions and entry rules...
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The secret to selling books

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Indie authors may already know this, but the secret to selling books is
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Screenwritersdaily celebrates its 10 year anniversary!

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It was ten years ago on February 22, 2003, when Screenwritersdaily.com first launched…a struggling little web page in a sea of millions of web sites, as we slowly carved a place of our own.  
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This week in books on Screenwritersdaily.com!

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  Hello, Below are a list of new and exciting books,ebooks, e-stories, articles and essays
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Disney buys LucasFilms – releasing a 7th Star Wars movie

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 October 30, 2012, Walt Disney Co. has purchased LucasFilms, LTD for a staggering 4.05 billion dollars, the companies announced in a press release today.
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