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How to Get Paid for your Articles

How to Get Paid for your Articles

If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them: Plagiarizing This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]



One Serious Tip to Jumpstart the Distribution of Your Film

One of the best ways to get a film noticed, and develop some credibility for your work, is to take that film to a festival. Even if you win nothing, you’ll still get valuable face time with industry people and get some critical feedback on your work from serious critics. Here is everything you need to know to enter your film for consideration into a film festival. Funding Paying for entry is part... [Read more]


Get the Shot You Want When You Use These Tips

Memorable shots tend to have a reflective kind of beauty about them. They can be slow, lingering close-ups like the great Sergio Leone’s work in the Dollars Trilogy. They can be camera tricks and cuts like the Matrix perfected, but they always require significant planning. Especially in action sequences, where the camera may be positioned in a place that might bring harm to it. Here are some tips... [Read more]


Sound: How to Set Mood in Film

The Foley FX room of any sound studio is a pretty magical place, where objects that we see in our everyday lives become fodder for the sounds that make movies feel real to audiences. Sound and music can do the job of setting tone, and the lack of music especially can be poignant. We see this often in horror, where the murderer is about to claim a victim and we hear only footsteps and the killer’s... [Read more]


What to Look for in a Photographer

There’s a misconception by many people that anyone with a camera can be a photographer. This is an especially risky thought to have if you’re looking for a commercial photographer in New York City. Per capita, it’s hard to imagine any city in the world having more photographers than New York and they are definitely not all created the same.  If you’re looking for NYC fashion photographers,... [Read more]


Selecting the Best Photographer in New York

New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options. First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]




Novelist Pat Conroy starts new chapter with opening of fitness gym

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – After bad health habits nearly killed him, “The Prince of Tides” author Pat Conroy said he is opening a fitness studio near his South Carolina home to help him stay healthy enough to write several more books. Conroy announced the new business venture on Facebook last weekend and acknowledged it was an odd move for a 69-year-old writer... [Read more]


After Morrissey, Johnny Marr to tell his story

Johnny Marr, the influential guitarist for The Smiths long in the shadow of Morrissey, will have the chance to tell his own story in a memoir. Following Morrissey's largely well-received autobiography in 2013, Marr said Monday that he would release his book in the second half of 2016 with publisher Century. In his book published by Penguin Classics, called simply “Autobiography,”... [Read more]


Bound to please: Book-making machines star at French fair

Two such machines proved big attractions at the Paris Book Fair over the weekend, with French publishing companies PUF (the University Presses of France) and La Martiniere showing how easy it can be to print books on site without cumbersome transport and distribution worries. “It's a big opportunity for everyone,” said PUF chief executive Frederic Meriot, whose company was displaying... [Read more]


Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author

Cult US teen author Veronica Roth has come a long way in only a few years. Roth also describes herself as a feminist, but says she doesn't portray women as ideal. Original post: Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author  Read More →


Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Heart Goes Last’ going from screen to page

Canadian author Margaret Atwood has a new book headed out in September, set in the same near-future dystopia as her Positron stories, which have all been released online. Atwood has, in recent years, shared several of her stories via online portals. In 2013, Wattpad hosted her unconventional collaboration “The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home,” and the literary hub Byliner serialized her Positron... [Read more]