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12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing


A Writer With Something To Say:

Here are some great links that will help writers out!

Originally posted on Just English:

by Johnny Webber

1. Words-to-Use.com — A different kind of thesaurus.

2. OneLook.com — One quick dictionary search tool.

3. Vocabulary.com — The quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary.

4. ZenPen.io — A minimalist writing zone where you can block out all distractions.

5. 750words.com — Write three new pages every day.

6. Readability-Score.com — Get scored on your writing’s readability.

7. YouShouldWrite.com — Get a new writing prompt every time you visit.

8. WriterKata.com — Improve your writing with repetitive exercises.

9. IWL.me — A tool that analyzes your writing and tells you which famous authors you most write like.

10. HemingwayApp.com — Simplify your writing.

11. FakeNameGenerator.com — Generate fake names for your characters.

12. Storyline.io — Collaborate on a story with others by submitting a paragraph.

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Ira Glass Needs to Tell You Something…


A Writer With Something To Say:

I just had to share this. It was speaking to me. I think I say on behalf of all writers when I say, ” Amen!!”

Originally posted on theOffice:

ga79kx5asvt614mijnnu“I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.”

-Ira Glass

The quote is from this Lifehacker piece. It is part of a series called “How I Work” which “asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more

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My Gift To You: Signatory Agent List For Writers


My Gift to you painted in a red bow! 

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I know that this blog is very long, but I hope that it will help writers. I am ALL for helping any writer. As someone who is seeking an agent, I know others will benefit, too. This was given to me by another writer and I am passing it on. I hope that someone’s agent is in this list! Good luck and best of all, keep writing! This is the list for the EAST COAST!

 

 Signatory Agency List 

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250 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, (212) 767-7837

Before sending a completed script: We suggest that the individual first write or telephone the agency, detail your professional and/or academic credentials and briefly describe the nature of the material you desire to submit. The agency will then advise the individual whether it is interested in receiving the material with a view toward representing it. Most agencies, as a courtesy to writers, will return material sent to them if a self-addressed stamped envelope accompanies the submission. However, should a submission not be returned for any reason, the individual should be aware that the agency is under no obligation to return literary material to the individual who is seeking representation.

Please note that the Guild cannot assist in seeking the return of material from an agency. The agencies that appear on this list have promised not to charge fees, other than a commission to any writer. If you find that any of these agencies do charge fees, please contact the Guild at once. As a Guild policy, please note that unfortunately, the Guild cannot offer assistance in finding, selecting or recommending an agent.

NEW YORK

ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY

275 SEVENTH AVENUE

26TH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10001

(646) 486-4600

AGAPE PRODUCTIONS/

THE TERRY PORTER AGENCY

P.O. BOX 147

FLAT ROCK, IN 47234

(812) 587-5184

(310) 228-7935

AGENCY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

45 WEST 45TH STREET,

4th FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10107

(212) 687-0092

ALLAN S. MEYERS AGENCY

1123 BROADWAY, STE. 301

NEW YORK, NY 10010

AMRON DEVELOPMENT, INC.

474 FULTON AVENUE

HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550

(305) 343-7480

alanamron@yahoo.com

BARBARA HOGENSON AGENCY, INC.

165 WEST END AVE.

NEW YORK, NY 10023

(212) 874-8084

BEACON ARTISTS AGENCY

1501 BROADWAY, STE. #1200

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 736-6630

BRET ADAMS, LTD.

448 WEST 44TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 765-5630

CURTIS BROWN, LTD.

TEN ASTOR PLACE, FL 3

NEW YORK, NY 10003

(212) 473-5400

DEE MURA ENTERPRISES, INC.

269 WEST SHORE DR.

MASSAPEQUA, NY 11758

(516) 795-1616

DON BUCHWALD & ASSOCIATES

10 EAST 44TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10017

(212) 867-1070

DOROTHY PALMER AGENCY

235 W. 56TH ST., #24K

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(212) 765-4280

EARTH TRACKS ARTISTS AGENCY

4809 AVENUE N, #286

BROOKLYN, NY 11234

EDYTHEA GINIS SELMAN LIT. AGENT

14 WASHINGTON PL.

NEW YORK, NY 10003

(212) 473-1874

FIFI OSCARD AGENCY, INC.

110 WEST 40TH ST., ROOM 704

NEW YORK, NY 10018

(212) 764-1100

FLORA ROBERTS, INC.

275 SEVENTH AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10001

(646) 461-9376

GEORGES BORCHARDT, INC.

136 EAST 57TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10022

(212) 753-5785

GERSH AGENCY, INC. (THE)

41 MADISON AVENUE, 33RD FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10010

(212) 997-1818

HAROLD MATSON CO., INC.

276 FIFTH AVENUE, ROOM 903

NEW YORK, NY 10001

(212) 679-4490

HENRY MORRISON, INC.

105 S. BEDFORD ROAD, SUITE 306A

MT. KISCO, NY 10549

(914) 666-3500

HUDSON AGENCY (THE)

THREE TRAVIS LANE

MONTROSE, NY 10548

(914) 737-1475

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

730 FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(212) 556-5600

KINGDOM INDUSTRIES LTD.

118-11 195 STREET

BOX 310

ST. ALBANS, NY 11412

(718) 949-9804

LAURENS R. SCHWARTZ ESQ.

5 EAST 22ND ST., #15-D

NEW YORK, NY 10010

LIONIZE, INC.

2020 BROADWAY, STE. 2A

NEW YORK, NY 10023

(212) 579-5414

LITERARY GROUP INT’L. (THE)

330 W 38th STREET, ROOM 408

NEW YORK, NY 10018

(646) 442-5896

LUEDTKE AGENCY (THE)

1674 BROADWAY, STE. 7A

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(212) 765-9564

LYLE STEELE, CO., LTD.

511 EAST 73RD ST., #6

NEW YORK, NY 10021

MARCIA AMSTERDAM AGENCY

41 WEST 82ND STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10024

(212) 873-4945

MARIA CARVAINIS AGENCY

1270 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, STE. 2320

NEW YORK, NY 10020

(212) 245-6365

MCINTOSH AND OTIS, INC.

353 LEXINGTON AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10016

(212) 687-7400

MILESTONE LITERARY AGENCY

247 WEST 26TH ST., #3A

NEW YORK, NY 10001

(212) 691-0560

MIRIAM STERN, ESQ.

303 E. 83RD STREET,

SUITE 20F

NEW YORK, NY 10028

(212) 794-1289

OTTO R. KOZAK LITERARY & MOTION PICTURE AGENCY

PO BOX 152 LONG BEACH, NY 11561

literaryagent1@hotmail.com

PACE PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.

1350 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, SUITE 455

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(646) 599-9222

PEREGRINE WHITTLESEY AGENCY 2

 

 

279 CENTRAL PARK WEST, #23

NEW YORK, NY 10024

(212) 787-1802

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS UNLIMITED

321 WEST 44TH ST., #605

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 247-8770

RAINES AND RAINES

103 KENYON ROAD

MEDUSA, NY 12120

(518) 239-8311

ROBBINS OFFICE (THE)

405 PARK AVENUE

NINTH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10022

(212) 223-0720

ROBERT A. FREEDMAN

DRAMATIC AGENCY, INC.

1501 BROADWAY, #2310

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 840-5760

ROBERT L. SEIGEL

67-21F 193RD LANE

FRESH MEADOWS, NY 11365

(718) 454-7044

SEYMOUR AGENCY, (THE)

475 MINER STREET ROAD

CANTON, NY 13617

(315) 386-1831

SOLIS AGENCY, INC.

(THE)

171 SOUTH BROADWAY, SUITE 7

NYACK, NY 10960

(914) 589-8229

STERLING LORD LITERISTIC, INC.

65 BLEECKER STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10012

(212) 780-6050

SUSAN GURMAN AGENCY

1501 BROADWAY, 30TH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10036-5601

(212) 749-4618

http://www.gurmanagency.com

SUSAN SCHULMAN LITERARY AGENCY

454 WEST 44TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10036

(212) 713-1633

TALENT REPRESENTATIVES,

1040 FIRST AVEUNE, STE. 307

NEW YORK, NY 10022

(212) 752-1835

VICTORIA SANDERS LITERARY AGENCY

241 AVE OF THE AMERICAS, STE. 11H

NEW YORK, NY 10014

queriesvsa@hotmail.com

WME ENTERTAINMENT

1325 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(212) 586-5100

C A L I F O R N I A

ABOVE THE LINE AGENCY

468 N. CAMDEN DRIVE

SUITE 200

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(310) 859-6115

AFFINITY ARTISTS AGENCY

5724 W THIRD STREET, SUITE 511

LOS ANGELES, CA 90036

(323) 525-0577

AGENCY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (LA)

405 S. BEVERLY DRIVE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 888-4200

ALLENSWORTH ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

468 NORTH CAMDEN DRIVE, SUITE 349B

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(323) 333-5493

ALPERN GROUP (THE)

15645 ROYAL OAK ROAD ENCINO, CA 91436

(818) 528-1111

ANNETTE VAN DUREN AGENCY

4303 IRVINE AVENUE

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604

(818) 752-6000

BARRY PERELMAN AGENCY

415 WASHINGTON BLVD., STE. 902

MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

(310) 659-1122

BETH BOHN MANAGEMENT, INC.

2658 GRIFFITH PARK BLVD., STE. 508

LOS ANGELES, CA 90039

(323) 664-2658

BICOASTAL TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY

210 N. PASS AVE,

STE. 204

BURBANK, CA 91505

(818) 845-0150

BOBBY BALL TALENT AGENCY

4116 W MAGNOLIA BLVD., STE. 205

BURBANK, CA 91505

(818) 506-8188

BOHRMAN AGENCY (THE)

3141 ELLINGTON DRIVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90068

(310) 550-5444

BONNIE BLACK TALENT AGENCY

4328 WHITSET AVENUE, #6

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604

(818) 636-9968

BRANT ROSE AGENCY

6671 SUNSET BLVD.

SUITE 1584 B

LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

(323) 460-6464

BROGAN AGENCY (THE)

1517 PARK ROW

VENICE, CA 90291

(310) 450-9700

CANDACE LAKE AGENCY, INC. (THE)

P.O. BOX 364

ROSS, CA 94957

(415) 419-5503

CARY KOZLOV LITERARY REPRESENTATION

16000 VENTURA BLVD., STE. 1000

ENCINO, CA 91436

(818) 501-6622

CALVERI & ASSOCIATES

178 S VICTORY BLVD., STE. 205

BURBANK, CA 91502

(818) 955-9300

CEO CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT OFFICE

1801 S CATALINA AVE., STE. 103

REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277

(310) 791-4494

CERISE TALENT AGENCY

11715 HORTENSE ST.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91607

(818) 995-1775

CHASIN AGENCY, INC. (THE)

8899 BEVERLY BLVD., STE. 716

LOS ANGELES, CA 90048

(310) 278-7505

CLEAR TALENT GROUP

10950 VENTURA BLVD.

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604-3340

(818) 509-0121

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, LTD.

610 SANTA MONICA BLVD., STE. 202

SANTA MONICA, CA 90401

(310) 395-1800

CORALIE JR. THEATRICAL AGENCY

907 S VICTORY BLVD.

BURBANK, CA 91502

(818) 842-5513

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY, LLC

2000 AVE. OF THE STARS

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

(424) 288-2000

CRITERION GROUP, INC.

4842 SYLMAR AVENUE

SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423-1716

(818) 995-1485

DAVID SHAPIRA & ASSOCIATES, INC.

193 N ROBERTSON BLVD.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211

(310) 967-0480

DIVERSE TALENT GROUP, INC.

9911 W PICO BLVD., STE. 350

LOS ANGELES, CA 90035

(310) 201-6565

DON BUCHWALD & ASSOC.

6500 WILSHIRE BLVD.,

STE. 2200

LOS ANGELES, CA 90048

(323) 655-7400

EQUITABLE STEWARDSHIP FOR ARTISTS

10317 JEFFERSON BLVD.

CULVER CITY, CA 90232-3511

(310) 853-4200

FEATURED ARTISTS AGENCY

6210 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 311

LOS ANGELES, CA 90048

(323) 939-4600

FRANK ELLIOTT SHAPIRO TALENT AGENCY

(818) 376-1583

FRED R. PRICE LITERARY AGENCY

14044 VENTURA BLVD., STE. 201

SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423

(818) 763-6365

GAGE GROUP, INC.

(THE)

14724 VENTURA BLVD., STE. 505

SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403

(818) 905-3800

GERSH AGENCY, INC., THE (LA)

9465 WILSHIRE BLVD, 6TH FLOOR

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 274-6611

GRANT, SAVIC, KOPALOFF & ASSOCS.

6399 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. 414

LOS ANGELES, CA 90048

(323) 782-1854

HOLLYWOOD VIEW AGENCY

5255 VERONICA STREET

LOS ANGELES, CA 90008

(310) 480-5118

IFA TALENT AGENCY

8730 SUNSET BLVD., STE. 490

LOS ANGELES, CA 90069

(310) 659-5522

INNOVATIVE ARTISTS

1505 TENTH STREET

SANTA MONICA, CA 90401

(310) 656-0400

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MGMT. (LA)

10250 CONSTELLATION BLVD.

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

(310) 550-4000

IRV SCHECHTER COMPANY (THE)

9460 WILSHIRE BLVD. STE. 300

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 278-8070

J.K.A. TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY

12725 VENTURA BLVD.

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604

(818) 980-2093

JACK LENNY ASSOCIATES

9454 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. 600

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 271-2174

KAPLAN STAHLER AGENCY (THE) 3

 

 

8383 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. 923

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211

(323) 653-4483

KATHLEEN SCHULTZ ASSOCIATES

6442 COLDWATER CANYON, STE. 206

VALLEY GLEN, CA 91606

(818) 760-3100

LARCHMONT LITERARY AGENCY

444 NORTH LARCHMONT BLVD., STE. 200

LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

(323) 856-3070

LAYA GELFF AGENCY

16133 VENTURA BLVD., #700

ENCINO, CA 91436

(818) 996-3100

LENHOFF & LENHOFF

830 PALM AVENUE

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069

(310) 855-2411

LISA CALLAMARO LITERARY AGENCY

427 N. CANON DRIVE, STE. 202

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(310) 274-6783

LYNNE & REILLY AGENCY

10725 VANOWEN STREET, STE. 113

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

91605

(818) 755-6434

LYONS/SHELDON/

PROSNIT AGENCY

800 S. ROBERTSON BLVD., #6

LOS ANGELES, CA 90035

(310) 652-8778

MAGGIE ROIPHE AGENCY

1721 S. GARTH AVENUE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90035

(310) 876-1561

MEDIA ARTISTS GROUP

8800 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

LOS ANGELES, CA 90069

(310) 289-1682

METROPOLITAN TALENT AGENCY

7020 LA PRESA DRIVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90068

(323) 857-4500

MICHAEL LEWIS & ASSOCIATES

2506 FIFTH STREET, #100

SANTA MONICA, CA 90405

(310) 399-1999

MITCHELL J. HAMILBURG AGENCY

149 S. BARRINGTON AVE., STE. 732

LOS ANGELES, CA 90049

(310) 471-4024

MITCHELL K. STUBBS & ASSOCIATES

8695 W. WASHINGTON BLVD., STE. 204

CULVER CITY, CA 90232

(310) 838-1200

MONTEIRO ROSE DRAVIS AGENCY, INC.

4370 TUJUNGA AVENUE, STE. 145

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604

(818) 501-1177

NANCY CHAIDEZ AGENCY

6340 COLDWATER CANYON, STE. 214

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

91606

(323) 467-8954

NATURAL TALENT, INC.

3331 OCEAN PARK BLVD., STE. 203

SANTA MONICA, CA 90405

(310) 450-4945

ORIGINAL ARTISTS

9465 WILSHIRE BLVD.. STE. 324

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 2757-6765

PANTHEON

1900 AVENUE OF THE STARS, STE. 2840

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

(310) 201-0120

PARADIGM

360 N. CRESCENT DRIVE,

NORTH BLDG.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(310) 288-8000

PAUL KOHNER, INC.

9300 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. 555

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 550-1060

PREFERRED ARTISTS

16633 VENTURA BLVD.

STE. 1421

ENCINO, CA 91436

(818) 990-0305

QUALITA DELL’ ARTE

6303 OWENSMOUTH AVE., 10TH FLOOR

WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91367

(818) 936-3566

REBEL ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS, INC.

5700 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. #456

LOS ANGELES, CA 90036

(323) 935-1700

RESOLUTION

1801 CENTURY PARK EAST, FLOOR 23

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-2325

(424)274-4200

ROTHMAN BRECHER AGENCY, THE

9250 WILSHIRE BLVD., PH

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 247-9898

RPM TALENT

2600 W OLIVE AVENUE,

5TH FLOOR

BURBANK, CA 91505

(818) 333-5150

SARNOFF COMPANY, INC. (THE)

10 UNIVERSAL CITY PLAZA, 20TH FLOOR

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA 91608

(818) 753-2377

SCHIOWITZ CONNOR ANKRUM WOLF, INC.

1680 VINE STREET, STE. 1016

LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

(323) 463-8355

SHIRLEY WILSON & ASSOCIATES

5410 WILSHIRE BLVD.,

STE. 227

LOS ANGELES, CA 90036

(323) 857-6977

SILVER BITELA AGENCY

6612 PACHECO WAY

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

95610

(916) 723-2794

STARS, THE AGENCY

23 GRANT AVENUE,

4TH FLOOR

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108

(415) 421-6272

STARWILL PRODUCTIONS

433 N. CAMDEN DRIVE,

FOURTH FLOOR

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(818) 761-3213

STEIN AGENCY (THE)

5125 OAKDALE AVE.

WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364

(818) 594-8990

STONE MANNERS AGENCY

9911 W PICO BLVD., STE. 1400

LOS ANGELES, CA 90035

(323) 655-1313

STUART M. MILLER CO. (THE)

11684 VENTURA BLVD., STE. 225

STUDIO CITY, CA 91604

(818) 506-6067

SUITE A MGMT. TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY

120 EL CAMINO DRIVE,

STE. 202

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 278-0801

SUMMIT TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY

9454 WILSHIRE BLVD., STE. 203

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 205-9730

SUSAN SMITH COMPANY (THE)

1344 N. WETHERLY DR.

LOS ANGELES, CA 90069

(310) 276-4224

UNITED TALENT AGENCY, INC.

9560 WILSHIRE BLVD.,

5TH FLOOR

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212

(310) 273-6700

VERVE TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY LLC

9696 CULVER BLVD.,

STE. 301

CULVER CITY, CA 90232

(310) 558-2424

WARDEN GROUP, THE

8840 WILSHIRE BLVD.,

1ST FLOOR

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211

(323) 852-1028

WILLIAM KERWIN AGENCY

1605 N CAHUENGA BLVD.,

STE. 202

HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028

(323) 469-5155

WME ENTERTAINMENT

9601 WILSHIRE BLVD., 3RD FLOOR

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210

(310) 248-2000

C O N N E C T I C U T

TALL TREES DEVELOPMENT GROUP

301 OLD WESTPORT RD

WILTON, CT 06897

D I S T R I C T O F

C O L U M B I A

LEONA P. SCHECTER LITERARY AGENCY

3748 HUNTINGTON ST., NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20015

(202) 362-9040

THERESA A. GABALDON

LITERARY AGENT

2020 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 222

WASHINGTON, DC 20006

F L O R I D A

BURTON & ROBINSON AGENCY

10051 MCGREGOR BLVD.

SUITE 108

FORT MYERS, FL 33919

(239) 645-6870

COCONUT GROVE

TALENT AGENCY

3525 VISTA COURT

COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133

(305) 858-3002

GLENDA STAFFORD & ASSOCIATES

14953 NEWPORT ROAD, SUITE 100

CLEARWATER, FL 33764

(813) 535-1374

HURT AGENCY, INC.

400 NEW YORK AVE. N, STE. 207

WINTER PARK, FL 32789 (407) 740-5700

LEGACIES…a literary agency

501 WOODSTORK CIRCLE

PERICO BAY

BRADENTON, FL 34209

(941) 792-9159

MARSHALL CAMERON AGENCY

19667 NE 20TH LANE

LAWTEY, FL 32058

(904) 964-7013

STARFLIGHT AGENCY

PO BOX 742172

BOYNTON BEACH, FL 33474

(954) 547-0941

STELLAR MODEL & TALENT AGENCY

info@stellartalentagency.com (954) 241-7376

G E O R G I A 4

 

 

CALIFORNIA ARTISTS AGENCY

3053 CENTERVILLE ROSEBUD ROAD

SNELLVILLE, GA 30039

(770) 982-1477

TALENT SOURCE

1711 DEAN FOREST ROAD, STE. H

SAVANNAH, GA 31408

(912) 963- 0941

WRITERSTORE

645 LAMBERT DRIVE

ATLANTA, GA 30324

(404) 874-6260

I L L I N O I S

KELVIN C. BULGER & ASSOCIATES

4540 W. WASHINGTON BLVD.

CHICAGO, IL 60624

(312) 218-1943

LILY’S TALENT AGENCY

1017 W. WASHINGTON, STE. 4F

CHICAGO, IL 60607

(312) 601-2345

MARCUS BRYAN & ASSOCIATES, INC.

790 FRONTAGE ROAD,

SUITE 407

NORTHFIELD, IL 60093

(847) 441-4271

I N D I A N A

INTERNATIONAL LEONARDS CORP.

3612 N. WASHINGTON BLVD.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46205

JOINT VENTURE AGENCY

2927 WESTBROOK DR., #110B

FORT WAYNE, IN 46805

MASSACHUSETTS

CAROLYN JENKS LITERARY AGENT

69 ABERDEEN AVENUE

CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138-2336

(617) 354-5099

CREATIVE CAREER MANAGEMENT

84 SPRUCE RUN DR. BREWSTER, MA 02631

M I C H I G A N

WHITE ORCHID LITERARY & TALENT

3580 RESERVE COURT

HIGHLAND, MI 48356

(248) 939-1408

MINNESOTA

ALLENSWORTH ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

8120 PENN AVENUE S, SUITE 100H BLOOMINGTON, MN 55431-3199

(323) 333-5493

N E W J E R S EY

DIVERSE ARTISTIC INITIATIVES, INC.

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Blog Roll: Characters Count


Good evening, readers! 

Good evening

I know that I am late today on the blog, but I have good reason. Today, I was doing a google chat with some writer friends and I had a meeting as well. But, I am here now and I come with gifts! I will be positing some good stuff in about a few minutes.

Blog Roll 

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My friend A. Wrighton invited me to be apart of this blog roll. I must say, this is my first one. I am very excited to be apart of it. There are also other bloggers that are apart of this blog roll, too. Be sure to check them out and show them so love. Follow them, they are great also!

What is your favorite part about writing characters? 

Let’s see. Well, I would say to give them personalities. For me, I love doing character profiles. I love to give a character something different. Maybe a character trait or even a flaw. I love to bring to life their minds. Sometimes I sit in my room and laugh at my characters. Especially, if there is an arguing scene.

What is the hardest thing you have to do when creating a character? What is the easiest? 

This is hard. Let’s see. The hardest thing to do is to create someone that isn’t like me. For example, to create a mean character is hard, because I am the nicest person once you get to know me. It’s really hard to create men because I am a women. But, it is also fun too! It can be very funny, if I am writing a sex scene. The easiest part of creating a character is giving them good dialogue. I feel that dialogue is one of my strengths.

Who is your favorite character that you have written? 

My favorite character would have to be Joy from my YA novel Tears of Joy.  Joy is a young girl who was going through a tough time. Her mother has a serious illness and she’s in love with a boy that her father does not approve of. This character is my favorite because as I was writing the book, Joy started to tell her own story.

Who is one character that you wish you had written?

I wish I had written about an assassin that kills sexual predators. I know that maybe a little raw, but hey, I was asked the question, lol.

Is there a character type that intimidates you? 

Yes! I hate male characters that swear they know everything. For example, I was recently reading about a politician who was running for office. He just knew it all! I was annoyed to death, lol.

Is there a character type that you’re really good at? 

I think I am good at writing about strong women. I am a strong woman so I love to write with strong female leads. After all, women run the world anyway! Well, at least Beyonce thinks so.

Best tip/trick you’ve learned while writing characters? 

This one is going to be funny. But, it helps me to have puppets and say the dialogue along with the different voices that I think they will sound like. I know it is really funny, but it helps because no one will do a table read with me. I am able to catch mistakes like this too!

Blog Roster 

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1. A. Wrighton - genre-bending novelist, screenwriter, and creative evil genius (one of them anyway, let’s not forget who’s blog you are on :)

2. Lisa Bilbrey- romance novelist aka a boss!

3. Leslie Conzatti- the upstream writer

4. Writing Stuff- where the marsette things are

 

If you are a writer, own up to it


Good morning, readers! 

Good morning

As writers, we go through some fun and at times difficult times, but that’s apart of life. I used to be ashamed to tell people that I was a writer because I always felt judged. People would often ask, ” Why aren’t you living in a rich house, or you must make tons of money.” Hold up! Not, so fast! It’s funny that  people put stereotypes on writers. If anything most of us are anything, but rich. Sure, the goal is to get Stephen’s King’s checks, but we are no where near that, at least I am not. As a writer, I love to tell great stories and have my readers enjoy them. For the last 6 years I have self-published my books. I made some decent money, but not enough to be able to just live off of royalty checks. It’s something that is my goal though. eventually. I plan on being successful from many different ventures. I am going to get a good job in Psychology, teaching or working as a researcher, write my books, and I want to be a public speaker. Writers, never be afraid to admit what you are. Yes, most of us are introverted, we like our own space, to ride solo, but when our minds get going, we create magic! Why do you think writers don’t get publicity that actors get? We should, right? After all it is us that give them jobs. It all starts with a screenplay, a commercial, a game, etc. Writers provide all of that for actors. I do feel that we are the most unappreciated people. We are the low-man on the totem pole. It sucks, but that is our reality for now.

Academy Nicholl Fellowship Update…

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I don’t know how to put this, I failed miserably. Well, wait, I won’t say that I failed, I will say that the reader passed up on a good script. My screenplay ” Pia” did not make it into the quarterfinals of this competition. When I got the email yesterday, I started to panic before I opened it. Then, I opened and was told that my screenplay didn’t make it. My first reaction was to cry. I know it maybe silly, but this is my first time entering competitions since I graduated film school. Yes, I know I just won 2nd place in a screenwriting competition for a film festival, but I REALLY wanted to make it in this one. This is considered one of the big boys. I did not even make it into the top 20%. Some of my friends did, but they still did not make the cut either. I will try again next year. It’s all that I can do. But, I am glad that I have the balls to enter. Until next year, Nicholl.

My Writing…

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Since I have gotten my computer back, I have not been working on my book. I am a little mad at myself for not saving my book that I was almost finished. Now, I have to write from chapter 7 and re-build. I mean, I suppose it’s okay since I am not starting from the beginning.  I will be writing today for sure. I am tired of thinking and dreaming about this story, lol. I have so many other ideas for books and screenplays. I am going to be a busy bee. But, I must admit, I am really excited for what is to come !

Ten Writing Competitions 2014


A Writer With Something To Say:

These are some great competitions!

Originally posted on Cat Lumb: The Struggle to be a Writer:

It’s time to dust off those pens, power up those PC’s and shake yourself off to enter some of the upcoming writing competitions out there! I’ve been focusing far too much on the WIP of late to have entered any recently, so thought I’d share some options with you. Happy writing – and good luck to those who enter: you have to be in it, to win it!

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Deadline: 1st August 2014
Entry: Free, completed manuscripts only
Legend Press host this annual prize and are looking for adult fiction novels, over 50,000 words from first-time, unpublished writers who find it difficult (due to financial or personal circumstances) to focus on their writing career. All submissions should be uploaded via the online system and consist of seperate files containing a one-page synopsis, a personal statement and up to fifty pages of the novel. The winner will receive £2,500…

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Writing

Creating The Ending To Your Story


Good morning, readers! 

Good am

As a writer, we spend so much time outlining and preparing to write and we can get overwhelmed. At least,  I know that I do. I am trying different approaches to write better and faster. I am going to make a set-time of when to write and just go with the flow. I find that writing a certain amount of words a day will not only aggravate me, but it will also get me upset if I did not achieve that word count for the day. So, you have your outline done to the best of your ability, now what?

Time to get writing…

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Pace yourself. Take a few deep breaths before you get into that comfy spot. For me it is my bed. I know that may sound crazy, but I love being in bed with my laptop writing. Right now, next to me, I have a notebook, my kindle, earphones, a pen and my cell phone. I know clutter, much? Oh well, it’s my bed and I am the only one that sleeps in it. For now, anyway! Haha! Get all of your writing snacks and drinks handy. Minimize Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn just for an hour. If you have to play much, get the playlist ready. For me, I use spottily and I have anything from Phill Collins to Tyrese on my playlist. Yes, I LOVE music when writing sometimes. Now, that it’s time to write start writing. Your outline should be so detailed enough that you will be excited to write your story. I used to have my outlines look like this:

Chapter 1 

Kendall finds out that her father really isn’t her father. 

I would write the scene from that. No, good! Do not do this, guys!! Well, if it works for you, go for it. But, now after reading this book, I do things differently.

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I now outline by new scene, which characters are in it and what is going to happen.

Example:

New Scene:

Characters: Kendell, Jeff, and Chloe

Kendell finds out that her father isn’t who he says he is. (Have her relive a memory and play it out). Chloe will already know the secret and give her back story as to why. Jeff makes a big fuss and argues with Chloe about her running her mouth. 

Now, with me adding more then just a sentence, I can now read this paragraph and play it out in my head. By me playing it out in my head, I can now make this scene a well in-depth one with some twist and and turns. Don’t get it twisted, writer, your book WILL start to write itself. The outline is just a blueprint of what you want to happen. It does not always happen that way. Trust me!

The End is near…

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When you are feeling your book come to a close whether it’s a sequel or not, this can go really great or really bad. I noticed in my writing that I would rush the ending, just to have a finished product. Don’t do this!!! Instead, let the ending flow gradually so that you can determine if there is a book two or not. If there is then of course you may leave a cliffhanger, or end it on a note where it can be or may not be a sequel.

For example: In my book Through Her Eyes, I had the character live happily ever after. Usually when happily ever after is in a story, it  is the end. But, often-times people want to know what happens now. That’s when you tell the story from the same characters POV ( Point of View) or you tell it from another character in the story. This my friend can make or break your book! 

Whether your ending is coming along smoothly or there are some bumps in the road, do not fret. Take your time and let the ending end itself!