Posts Tagged Writing tips

Cover Reveal for New Craft Textbook (News)

5writers regular contributor Jennie Jarvis is delighted to reveal the cover of her new craft textbook, Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation in Development. This text is intended to provide writers of all formats and genres a road map they can use to create a fully developed character.     Crafting […]

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Just Keep Swimming: Jennie’s Secret to Staying Positive In The Wake Of Rejection

By Jennie Jarvis Let’s face it – In the writing industry, we face a lot of rejection. In fact, most people know more about how writers are rejected than any other part of the industry. Throughout my life, each time I have told various teachers, parents, friends and strangers about my career choice of being […]

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Performance as Publication: The Art of the Ten Minute Play by Allen Gorney

5writers.com is proud to welcome back Allen Gorney. Allen Gorney is an author, screenwriter, actor, and script consultant living in the central Florida region. He has written several novels, screenplays, short stories, stage plays, and essays. As a screenwriter, he has earned recognition and critical praise from festivals and contests around the country. He has […]

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Publication Announcement! (News)

We are delighted to report that one of our 5 Writers, screenwriter and novelist Jennie Jarvis, has just received word that her short story, “Waking,” has been accepted for publication. It will appear in the short story anthology The Florida Writer’s Association Collection #6, Featuring New York Times Bestseller Author Mary Burton. It will be available […]

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5 writers Group Story – Part Two by Emilia Fuentes Grant

5 writers Group Story – Part Two by Emilia Fuentes Grant For part one, please click here Two hundred miles away, Rachel stares out the window of a Greyhound bus, wishing she could shut her eyes, if only for a few moments. But it’s too dangerous for her to sleep in public, and absolutely out […]

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Knowing When to Start a New Project: The Agent’s Perspective by Jennie Goloboy

As you have probably already guessed, this month at 5writers.com, we focused on the theme “Knowing When To Start A New Project.” We all had our ideas on this topic, but one thing we couldn’t answer is this: What advice does an agent have on this topic? To answer the question, we turned to “the […]

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Committing to a New Project

By Jennie Jarvis I don’t know about anyone else, but when I finished a major writing project – whether it be a screenplay or a novel – I fall into a deep depression. Unlike Brad, who wrote earlier this month about having multiple projects going, I can’t do that. I’m a one project at a […]

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A-Listers and B-Sides: When to Abandon Your Poems

by Ron Hayes The late French poet Paul Valery (1871-1945) is credited with having said, “A poem is never finished, only abandoned,” which, in my experience, is about as profound a concept as I can find. I think it’s true, art—and writing in particular—is often abandoned rather than completed, and regardless of whether it was […]

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Those Who Can’t… Growing By Teaching

By Jennie Jarvis If you’ve worked in academia in any capacity, then you’ve probably seen some form of this image:   It’s called the Learning Pyramid, and it’s supposed to be a pictorial representation of how students tend to best remember the information that they are taught. As you can see, students tend to retain […]

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Ma? Ma! We’re All Crazee for Negative Space

by Ron Hayes Thirty spokes meet in the hub, but the empty space between them is the essence of the wheel.    -Lao Tzu When I was just a young lad, rooted still in the halcyon days of high school life, one of my first jobs was as a busboy at a restaurant my friend’s […]

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