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Finding a Renewed Passion for Writing - Never Give Up

Don't ever give up... That's it... Blog done. Okay, so you want to know where that comes from... Well, I started writing my screenplay two years ago. It's called The Postcard and it is based on the true story of my Great Grandparents. I have wanted to tell this story since my Father told me all about it when I was 11 years old. I've written poems and songs about it, I've tried writing it as a novel over the years, but for some reason, I just could not keep it going and totally gave up…

Screenwriter Review: How Stage 32 Script Services "Makes You a Better Writer"

Hello Stage 32 Community! Today's amazing blog contributor is Rosalind Winton, a writer and editor based in the UK. She wrote a script based on the postcard her great grandfather send to her great grandmother from the Titanic, days before the infamous sinking. (Color me interested!) Throughout the writing process, she utilized Stage 32's script services offers to get notes and advice from our esteemed board of executives, producers, and mentors.  Read on to find out more about R…

The Birth of Poetic Wonders: How One Poet & Lyricist Found Success

The Birth of a Lyricist  From the Ancient Mariner to Poetic Wonders and Everything in Between... Mention poetry and it generally strikes fear in most people. They think about learning it in school and the torture of having to read a passage from Shakespeare to the class. But not me. I was the one who put her hand up, eager to read it out, eager to study it and eager to write it. The kids all hated me, but my teachers loved me. For me, it wasn't about the subject of a piece. It w…

Literary Editing - Stage 32 Success Story

I received an amazing testimonial recently that really humbled me and gave me such a feeling of success and achievement, that I really feel as though I have 'made it'. There's a saying that says something like... 'Everyone is famous among those they know' and I really do honestly feel like that right now, the testimonial really lifted me and made me feel as though I must be doing something right and I'm so chuffed with it, my head really is too big to get through the door and I am unasha…

Descriptive Writing: Don't Be Afraid

This blog may be stating the obvious and I don't want to come across as condescending, but I just thought I would impart a piece of advice I have recently given to a client of mine. I have found while doing my job as an editor, that I have a great responsibility, not just to the authors I work with, but to the work itself. It's not just about spelling and grammar, it is also about what is best for the story and looking at something from the point of view of the reader. I do know of cour…

The Joy Of Collaborating and Critiques

Sometimes, someone comes along who suddenly propels you into an inspirational state that you never felt before. I am working with someone at the moment, Shibu Thomas, who has written a screenplay and he asked me if I would become script consultant and editor. I read the script and edited it for him, but the story was so intriguing and so clever, I was happy to continue to help him work on it. Since then, he has made pitches to producers and received great feedback, he has had very goo…

Just Finish The Book!

For the last 30 years I have been writing poetry, lyrics and songs, yielding some great achievements along the way, mostly with my songs, but I have had two poems published in the past and have continued to write for the sheer joy and love of writing. I've always enjoyed poetry and it's a shame that over the centuries, it has dwindled as a definitive form of communication, but people do still enjoy writing it as a way of expressing feelings and events that maybe are difficult to express…

Script Feedback From Producers

I'm writing this blog to give writers some encouragement on something I've noticed when working with clients, who don't seem to understand the feedback responses from producers after they have submitted their scripts for consideration. It's happened quite a few times now, where people have entered their scripts to Happy Writers, also to producers outside of Stage 32 and they have come back to me saying they've had feedback and that the producer they sent their work to hates the script. …

RB's Interview on Rolling Tape Podcast!

Hey Everyone! Today we have a GREAT interview with our CEO, RB, with Forest Day Jr, from the video podcast, Rolling Tape. Whether you are new to the site or if you've been with us forever, you will really enjoy watching RB talk about Stage 32, what the site means to him and how it can benefit members. You can view the podcast below... RB explains what Stage 32 is all about and how he came up with the idea, as well as the importance of regular connecting and networking. RB gives exam…

To Edit Or Not To Edit - That Is The Question

I believe that no matter whether a piece of work is a full length epic novel, a screenplay or short article, if you're planning to present your work to a publisher, producer or any other form of media, your work should be presented at the highest standard possible.     I get asked by a lot of writers, "does presentation really matter, as long as the content is great?" YES, it does matter, because if someone is reading your work and all they can see are glaring spelling, g…

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