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Old 10-08-2019, 08:28 PM   #1
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Just saw this tweet and think we should just post advice from other writers that was helpful. Not long stories just fortune cookie advice that makes us feel good inside.


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No one in the history of the world has ever written anything that everyone likes, let alone loves. So stop thinking you have to.

Identify your audience, write for them, and you'll find the people that get YOU.

And stop worrying so god damned much.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:58 AM   #2
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"Calculate Less" -- Brian Koppelman

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...5&postcount=33
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:36 AM   #3
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What happened to all these esteemed members? I see them in the archived threads, but haven't seen them around here this year. Of course, I wasn't around back then, so I am not sure what other writers as famous as Brian were here.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:41 AM   #4
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I scared them away. No this place was more "toxic" a few years ago but still lightyears from twitter. But Brian went to twitter mostly and podcast. Craig podcast... I mean over time just more avenues opened up for them and of course when you give advice as a pro eventually you get crapped on on DD or any message board and you just leave out of frustration. I give crown currently to Jeff Lowell, but he's smart and only chimes in once in a blue moon. He's busy actually doing the job we all want!

I think I had a 3 year period of more I stopped posting.

Anyway this is supposed to be good advice. Brian is still one of the best! His Vines (6 second clips -- is tiktok the new vine asks old man) where great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnc8o257Yzg

(you go a bit crazy if you watch this all at once... but great stuff!)
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:42 AM   #5
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Move your climax to the end of act 1 turning point.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:43 AM   #6
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Move your climax to the end of act 1 turning point.
Nice! But do you think this works for comedy too?
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:46 AM   #7
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"Shut the f*ck up and just write." - me
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
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A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit - Richard Bach
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:44 PM   #9
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(paraphrasing) "There are no rules in fiction. You can do anything you can get away with. But nobody has ever gotten away with much." - Flannery O'Connor
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:09 PM   #10
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I scared them away. No this place was more "toxic" a few years ago but still lightyears from twitter. But Brian went to twitter mostly and podcast. Craig podcast... I mean over time just more avenues opened up for them and of course when you give advice as a pro eventually you get crapped on on DD or any message board and you just leave out of frustration. I give crown currently to Jeff Lowell, but he's smart and only chimes in once in a blue moon. He's busy actually doing the job we all want!

I think I had a 3 year period of more I stopped posting.

Anyway this is supposed to be good advice. Brian is still one of the best! His Vines (6 second clips -- is tiktok the new vine asks old man) where great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnc8o257Yzg

(you go a bit crazy if you watch this all at once... but great stuff!)

Too bad. I would have enjoyed their wisdom in here.
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