Archives for October 2014

14 songs about writing

What is your favorite song about writing? Here are 14 to choose from.

This week, let’s have a little fun and inspiration. While most songs are about mushy stuff, like love and romance, or about painful stuff, like heartbreak and social turmoil, there are some songs about writing or at least paying tribute to writers.

Here are a few of them: [Read more…]

Try Craigslist to sell your screenplay

If your screenplay can’t break into Hollywood, don’t just put it on the shelf. Take a trip on Craigslist or Kijiji to meet more approachable producers.

Writers are often passionate about their writing, but clueless as to what to do once they have written their manuscript.  If your manuscript is a screenplay, why not head over to Craigslist (or Kijiji in Canada) to find someone interested in producing your screenplay?  If this seems a little unorthodox (or did the word “creepy” come to mind?), please follow my three trains of thought. [Read more…]

Six ways to get the most from your ghostwriter

You want to hire a ghostwriter.  You want to get the most out of her.  How can you make yourself that ideal client that gets the best from his ghostwriter?

When you hire a ghostwriter, you are hiring an extension of yourself.  No matter how good a ghostwriter might be, the final product will be a reflection of you and how you feed your ghostwriter.  The “perfect” ghostwriting client feeds the ghostwriter exactly what she needs to deliver exactly what you want.

This is your guide to feeding your ghostwriter, so that you get exactly what you want. [Read more…]