4 Ways to Kick-Start Your Writing This Summer

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher)

May is only a couple of weeks away, and many of us are already thinking about the glorious warmth of summer. Perhaps you’ve also been thinking about beginning a new project, and summer looks to be the perfect time to write it. Maybe you’re thinking of breathing new life into an old story that’s long been buried. You might be one of thousands of writers who began the new year with a resolution to finally get a story on the page this year, but haven’t yet found time to get started.

Knowing how to begin your writing practice, or begin it again, can be tough. Here are four ways to prepare NOW for crafting a script to kick-start your writing this summer.

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1. RESEARCH A NEW CHARACTER

Stories come out of characters. Far too many writers try to begin telling a story with characters whose lives they know very little about. Researching a lifestyle, occupation, or era that you are unfamiliar with can be an invigorating experience. It can provide you with details about a person in that world that you wouldn’t be able to describe otherwise.

Researched characters feel more real. Charlie Hunnam portrays Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z. While the character is based on a real person found in a book by David Grann, Fawcett’s character on-screen embodies details that speak to the research that James Gray conducted to bring the character to screen.  Gray was clearly familiar with the language, fashion, and customs of the period – things only discovered through good research.

There are a number of ways to research characters outside of the obvious Google-related searches anyone can perform. Conducting interviews with individuals familiar with the world of your story is a good place to start. Another often-overlooked resource is the public library. Most of us assume anything found in a library can also be found online. While this is true of many things, it’s not true of everything. Books, encyclopedias, newspapers, and a variety of other resources can be found in many libraries, but may have not piqued anyone’s interest for scanning and being made available online. Many libraries also have free access to academic databases, journal articles, and back-dated periodicals that you have to pay to access online. Libraries also offer an environment for concentrating on research and writing. Getting away from the distractions found at home and in coffee shops can be a powerful way to welcome new narratives into your story world.

2. READ A HISTORICAL BOOK

Writers often only look to books as a source of inspiration for adapting a story. However, there are multitudes that can be learned by reading books that were either written during or about the period that you are setting your story in.  Sometimes beginning with a book from a historical period that you are interested in can be the catalyst for finding a great story to tell.

While your reading may lead to an idea set within the time period, many times it will spark something best set in another time period. When constructing her iconic character, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mary Shelley was vocal about having gotten the idea while reading a story set in a completely different period and world – Paradise Lost. Engaging in the way another storyteller has constructed a tale can sometimes be just what we need to unleash our own creativity, and often leads to unexpected results.

3. WATCH A FILM MADE BEFORE 1950

Many people go to the movies to escape. We as writers also occasionally need to escape to find ideas, characters, and stories that might not come to us otherwise. Taking ourselves out of the world of now and looking to a world we recognize, but that is a bit removed from us, can help. Watching a film that you’ve never seen before made before 1950 can function like a hard reboot for your writing.

Looking for themes, archetypes, and storylines that would morph into relevance today can be like a narrative treasure hunt. Mining old classics for timeless truths is an enjoyable way to take spare time and make it resourceful. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1929 film Blackmail originated many tropes common to crime thrillers in more recent times. Knowing what the writers who came before us have done successfully not only informs us of possibilities – it makes us better students of our craft.

4. DOWNLOAD A SCRIPT FROM LA SCREENWRITER

Becoming familiar with the other stories in the genre you want to write in is one of the best ways to prepare to construct your own script. Did you know that our site has a library of scripts from a wide array of genres that you can download for free? Academy Award winners, cult classics, and indie scripts you may have never heard of all await you. Click here to find feature scripts and here for television.

BONUS: SIGN UP FOR THE 30 DAY SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE

ISA and The Script Lab are putting on a free 30 Day Screenwriting Challenge, which starts tomorrow and which LA Screenwriter is co-sponsoring. Sign up today to get daily articles, reminders, and inspiration as you work on your story. The goal is to finish a draft of a new script in 30 days. As an added bonus, you might win some fun prizes along the way.

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John Bucher is a writer, speaker, and story consultant based out of Los Angeles. He is the author of several books including The Inside Out Story and Master of the Cinematic Universe: The Secret Code to Writing in the New World of Media. He has written for entities ranging from HBO to U.S.  Ambassadors. He teaches at The LA Film Studies Center and has conducted story seminars on five continents. He can be reached on Twitter @johnkbucher and through his site, tellingabetterstory.com.

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By | 2017-04-19T11:47:25+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

How to Write Better: 7 Straightforward Techniques to Try Today

Whatever you write, you want to get your thoughts across as clearly and effectively as possible.

If you’re a novelist, you don’t want awkward word choices or repetitive sentence structures to distract your readers from the story.

If you’re a freelancer, you don’t want your work to seem sloppy or poorly edited.

If you’re a blogger, you don’t want readers to switch off because you’re far too wordy.

Want the good news? Even if your writing isn’t as strong as you’d like, there are plenty of straightforward techniques you can use to improve it.

1. Cut unnecessary words

Here are two paragraphs that say the same thing. Which one is stronger?

In my opinion, the majority of freelancers should probably avoid working for free (or for a nominal sum) unless they are at a very early stage of their career and as yet have no pieces for their portfolio at all.

Freelancers shouldn’t work for free unless they’re just starting out and don’t have any pieces for their portfolio.

The second clearly states a stronger case.

If you’re writing a blog post, most readers will assume that it gives your opinion. You can be clear, firm and direct.

2. Avoid well-worn phrases

Some phrases are so familiar that they’ve lost their impact: they’ve become clichés.

For instance:

  • At the end of the day…
  • Like stealing candy from a baby…
  • For all intents and purposes… (sometimes miswritten as “for all intensive purposes”!)
  • Let the cat out of the bag…

It can be tricky to spot these in your own writing, and you might want to take a quick look through this huge list of clichés to avoid here on the Be a Better Writer site.

When you edit, you don’t need to cut every cliché…but do check whether a rephrasing might work better.

In dialogue, or in a first-person narrative, clichés can be a helpful way of characterizing someone’s speech or thought patterns — but do make sure you’re being careful and deliberate.

3. Write directly to “you” (in nonfiction)

Although this isn’t appropriate for every form of nonfiction, bloggers and freelancers often write directly to the reader as “you”.

This is a great way to make your writing direct, conversational and stronger.

Blog posts and articles quite often use “you” or “your” very early on, in the title and/or introduction. For instance, this post on The Write Life:

Freelance or Full Time: Which Journalism Path is Right for You?,

Want to work in the media industry as a writer?

You generally have two options: You can seek employment as a staff member of a publication, or look for freelance writing opportunities.

How to Format a Book: 10 Tips Your Editor Wants You To Know

Unless you prefer your friends to be story nerds or those who lean toward obsessive-compulsive tendencies when it comes to grammar, you shouldn’t necessarily seek to befriend your editor.

(Emphasis mine.)

As in these examples, use the singular “you” and avoid phrases like “some of you may know”. Yes, you (hopefully!) have more than one reader, but each reader experiences your piece individually.

You can also use “I” where appropriate (e.g. to give an example from your own life) – though usually it’s best to keep the focus of your piece on the reader.

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4. Vary sentence structures

What’s wrong with this paragraph?

You should write regularly (not necessarily daily). You should aim to write at least once or twice a week (I recommend a total of 3 – 4 hours per week). You may find it difficult to keep this up at first (especially if you’ve not written much before).

The advice in it is perfectly reasonable. There’s nothing hideously wrong with the actual words used. But the three sentences are very similarly structured: each one starts with “You” then a modal verb (“should” / “may”), and each one ends with a phrase in parentheses.

When you have several sentences in a row that follow the same pattern, they stand out…in a bad way.

Sometimes, it’s appropriate to structure your sentences like this — e.g. in a bullet-pointed list — but in regular paragraphs, it’s often unintentional on the author’s part, and it seems artless and poorly edited to the reader.

For lots of help with sentence structure, check out It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer’s Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences, by June Casagrande.

5. Use subheadings as signposts

If you’re writing blog posts, articles or sales copy, subheadings are crucial.

They break up long pieces and help readers stay focused; they also offer “signposts” to readers who may be skimming for specific information.

When you craft your subheadings, think about:

  • Making them clear and direct (just like titles / headings) — don’t try to get clever!
  • Keeping them short  — subheadings have a larger font than regular text, and don’t generally look good when they wrap around the end of a line.
  • Being consistent with the structure — for instance, each subheading might start with an imperative verb (as in this post).

6. Use direct, straightforward language

It’s very rare you’ll want to write something deliberately indirect! Instead, you’ll want your words to come across clearly and strongly to the reader.

This may mean avoiding the passive voice – advice that you’ve probably heard before! In case you need a recap:

Active voice: John threw the ball. — succinct and clear

Passive voice: The ball was thrown by John. — wordier and less direct

The passive voice allows the agent (the person performing the action) to be omitted from the sentence altogether:

The ball was thrown.

This can be useful; for instance, you might be writing about something where the agent is unimportant, or where you want to conceal the agent. (“Mistakes were made” is a classic example here.)

In general, though, you should write in a direct, straightforward way.

Make it as easy as possible for readers to engage with your ideas or your story.

7. Read aloud (or edit on paper)

No one’s first draft is perfect, and the above six suggestions should help you rework yours.

Often, it helps to go through your piece slowly and methodically — many writers find that reading aloud helps, as this highlights the cadence of your words.

If you prefer not to read aloud (or if your colleagues, family or cat would give you funny looks if you tried it), then print out your draft so you can edit on paper.

Using a different format makes it easier to spot typos and repetitive phrasings.

At times when printing isn’t practical, I’ve also found it helpful to convert my draft digitally: that might mean turning a Word document into a .pdf, putting a novel manuscript onto my Kindle or previewing a blog post so I can get closer to the reader’s experience.

Confident, powerful writing will help your message (or your story) have its full impact on your reader.

What will you do this week to strengthen your next piece?

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Spotlight on Leonard Maltin at the Classic Film Festival

Leonard Maltin at TCM Classic Film Festival 2017

by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran)

Leonard Maltin gave a rare personal interview during a Q&A at the TCM Classic Film Festival this month. Of course, he took classic movie questions and named his favorite movie director, Billy Wilder (The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Stalag 17) and favorite movie (Casablanca). But with his daughter serving as moderator, he went into more personal details than he usually does.

Maltin explained that he was born in Manhattan and grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, later marrying “a Bronx girl” named Alice (who was seated in the Club TCM audience). Maltin said that he loved comics as a boy—he narrowed it down to enjoying comic strips, otherwise known as “the funnies”—and loved to read and go to the library. “I was an indoor person,” he said, adding that, back then, TV programming was filled with frequent showings of classic movies. Maltin said he grew up watching them.

He favored television shows with the Little Rascals, cartoons, Laurel and Hardy and Barbara Stanwyck movies, and ABC’s Disneyland series hosted by Walt Disney, who “taught us the history of his company and his animated cartoons.”

If there’s a theme in Maltin’s work, it is Disney–the legendary Burbank-based movie studio whose classic pictures Leonard Maltin regularly highlights for Turner Classic Movies. Maltin was at New York University—where he studied journalism—when he was asked by a Signet editor to create a movie guide, which he subsequently did. But it was his passion for Disney that helped Maltin make his way to Hollywood.

He said that he was “devastated when Walt Disney died,” and at some point while doing research for his movie guide, he telephoned the studio and talked to Arlene Ludwig, whose father was Irving Ludwig, president of Buena Vista Pictures. Maltin asked for and received special access to Disney films so that they were fresh in his mind for review and coverage. He would note the end credits (there were no comprehensive credit listing sources back then) by hand from those Disney prints. These classic movie tales provided a crucial context for both the meticulous detail of his movie guides and Maltin’s deep knowledge and abiding respect for the Walt Disney studios legacy.

Other fun facts learned from his Q&A:

Maltin doesn’t like giving stars to films but when an editor asked him to do so, he relented and admits that readers like it as a shortcut to assessing his estimate of a film.

Bette Davis once sent the Maltin family a Christmas wreath.

He used to take passenger rail service to the nation’s capital to conduct movie research at the Library of Congress.

Asked to name his favorite foreign language picture, he paused: “Maybe La Strada.” But he says he “loves Truffaut” and “wants to be more conversant in Japanese cinema.”

Asked about his approach to work, he said he loves being his own boss.

Asked about his reading habits as they relate to movies, he answered that he first read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens because he had seen and been moved by the movie version.

When asked about his family, Leonard Maltin introduced his wife Alice, who accompanies him to screenings, and admitted that it “helps to have married a movie buff.” Maltin said that his daughter Jessie watched the barn-raising scene in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as a toddler “over and over on Laserdisc,” adding that it’s still her favorite movie, which she watched at a TCM Classic Film Festival after getting to meet its leading lady, Jane Powell.

Asked to name one of Hollywood’s last living “great broads,” Maltin didn’t flinch or hesitate: Angie Dickinson.

Answering my question about whether he ever asks for a second screening of a movie he’s assigned to review, Maltin said he rarely does because a critic reviewing a movie “should not have to see it again” if it’s a good movie.

And, asked by this writer to name one quality that differentiates today’s movies from classic films, Maltin said that he finds today’s close-up shots annoying (“I call it counting pores”), though, citing last year’s Arrival and Jackie, he likes the use of close-ups in movies when it’s warranted.

Maltin said that the main difference between movies then and now is that today’s motion pictures are losing what he calls the art of storytelling. “There used to be movies driven by fiction writers of short stories in magazines,” Maltin said, noting that fewer readers of abundant short fiction and other source material contribute to the loss of well-made, story-driven movies. “Broadway did hundreds, not one or two, productions a year.”

Leonard Maltin’s hour-long audience interview ended with a pointed question asking what he seeks when he goes to the movies. After qualifying his answer that one could reasonably have any variety of motivations to see movies, Maltin said that, essentially, he goes to movies “to be uplifted.”

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Former Box Office Mojo editor and partner Scott Holleran writes scripts and teaches media and storytelling workshops and courses in LA. He posts movie reviews on his blog, where he writes about news, culture, and ideas.

Source: LA-Screenwriter

By | 2017-04-18T13:46:59+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Flying Under The Radar: How to Use LinkedIn to Find Writing Jobs

With so many social media outlets available, and many of them much more popular, LinkedIn flies under the radar for freelance writers.

LinkedIn is largely thought of as the professional’s social media network, but freelancers (myself included until I learned better) generally think LinkedIn is for the professional looking for full-time work only. Wrong.

Not too long ago, I wouldn’t have thought of using LinkedIn to find freelance writing gigs. Now that I know better, I regularly use LinkedIn to connect with businesses looking for writers, and the leads just keep coming.

Here’s how to use the professional network to get more assignments.

Start with your network

Most people have at least 100 connections on LinkedIn.

Those connections are probably a mix past business colleagues, friends and family, and people you don’t actually know but are in similar professions.

Have you ever thought of asking those connections for an introduction to a publication or business you want to write for?

I have 312 connections. Of those connections, I might know 75 of them personally. But when I search for a company or a business I want to write for, most of the time one of my connections is also connected to someone at said business or publication.

This provides the perfect opportunity to leverage my network to make a new connection.

Most would agree, knowing someone who knows someone is better than a blind pitch. LinkedIn, as Carol Tice, long-term, successful freelance writer told me me in a mentoring conversation, “This is the one place where asking your network to introduce you to a new publication or business is acceptable.” In fact, she’s been hired by Fortune 500 companies through LinkedIn.

It’s the professional’s social media network for a reason!

So how do you do this?

  1. In the search bar, type in the company or publication you’re interested in writing for.
  1. Pull up the company page and see if you have any connections in common.

LinkedIn Business Page

  1. Click on the blue link that tells you how many connections you have in common, and choose one of them to reach out to.
  1. Reach out to one of them directly, and send a quick intro (not a full-fledged letter of intent or pitch) through the messaging option. You can ask if they know who you’d contact or if they’d be willing to introduce you through email to someone.

Ever looked up a marketing manager or editor and noticed you had connections in common?

Another way to use your LinkedIn network to your advantage is to ask for an introduction to the person you’re trying to connect to.

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Use InMail

Did you know you can try LinkedIn Premium for 30 days for free?

Sign up for a trial and use the 30 free InMails to get your name out there to businesses you want to work for.

LinkedIn makes it really easy to find marketing managers and editors with its intuitive search features.

When sending InMail, a quick introduction rather than a detailed pitch is best. Send a little inquiry letting the prospective client know about your experience and your services.

This is what mine looked like:

LinkedIn_Message

About three weeks later, I received a response that went a little something like this:

LinkedIn_Response

I learned about using InMail thanks to a post on Carol Tice’s blog, Make A Living Writing about how to use InMail to connect with prospects.

The easiest way to use InMail in volume is to narrow down your niche. I chose higher education and health, because those are two of my favorite topics to write about. Then, I used the LinkedIn search feature to search marketing managers in those two niches. This helped me narrow my results so I could choose who to send InMail to.

Become a LinkedIn Pro with ProFinder

A relatively new feature, LinkedIn ProFinder connects freelancers with clients. It’s easy to get started, and the results can be pretty great.

Just click on the “Join as a Pro” link in the top right-hand corner of the LinkedIn Profinder page and fill out the prompts. You are able to select the services you provide and once approved, ProFinder will connect you with businesses submitting jobs that match your skills.

I signed up for ProFinder and about a week later, I found out through email I was added to the ProFinder network. Not two days after that, I received an email for my first lead.

The leads include everything you want to know about the project, and you will be invited to submit a proposal.

It will look a little something like this:

LinkedIn_ProFinder

If the job is something you are interested in, go ahead and submit away! In the proposal, you will write a brief cover letter and submit an hourly or project rate.

Since I started with ProFinder about a month ago, I’ve been notified of five projects, submitted proposals for three of them, and been contacted for two interviews. I’m still in conversation with one of the prospects and have already signed a contract with the other.

Definitely worth the time!

Even if you aren’t keen on using social media to find freelance gigs, think of LinkedIn as more of a networking tool.

It really is a goldmine if used to its full potential.

Have you used LinkedIn in your freelance business? What techniques work for you?

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By | 2017-04-18T05:46:32+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Writer/Director Ed Gass-Donnelly On His New Thriller, Lavender

by Ashley Scott Meyers

This week I talk with Canadian director and screenwriter, Ed Gass-Donnelly. We talk through his early career as a stage director in Canada, and how that led him to directing films and led him to his latest project, Lavender.

You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Source: LA-Screenwriter

By | 2017-04-17T15:25:21+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Freelance Writers: Join us for a Quarterly Check-In

How has your freelance business gone this year?

Are you earning what you hoped to be earning? Are you analyzing what you’re doing right and what you could do better? Do you have any goals for the next three months?

Believe it or not, we’re already in the second quarter of 2017 — which means it’s time for our first Quarterly Freelance Check-In.

I’ve put together five check-in questions and answered each of them below, and they really helped me clarify what I need to do career-wise in the next three months.

As you read about my challenges and goals, think about your own — because I’m going to ask you the same five questions.

1. How much money did I earn this quarter?

This quarter, I earned $15,070.04 in freelance income, of which $14,555.25 has currently hit my bank account.

These earnings meet my $5,000/month income goal, but just barely.

In the fourth quarter of 2016, I earned over $10K per month thanks to a big, high-paying project. Now that the project has completed, going back to $5K/month is a significant income adjustment.

It wasn’t just the project completion that halved my earnings. One of my clients no longer needed me as a freelancer — it was a budget thing, and we ended on good terms — and I stopped getting monthly Patreon income after I finished the draft of my novel. (If you haven’t yet read the story of how I used crowdfunding platform Patreon to fund the draft of my forthcoming novel, you should.)

So I had some expected income losses as well as some unexpected losses this quarter. I still hit my bottom-level income goal, but I didn’t exceed it. At all.

2. What was the best thing I did for my freelance career this quarter?

I’m deep into production, marketing and promotion for my forthcoming novel, so I’d like to think that the best thing I did for my freelance career this quarter was hold steady.

I knew going into 2017 that I’d spend the first six months hugely focused on my book, which meant that it wouldn’t be a good time to take on a brand-new anchor client.

Building a strong relationship with a new group of editors takes more time and energy than maintaining a strong relationship with your current editors, so I elected to stay focused on my current clients — and on my novel — instead of adding the work of finding and building a relationship with a new client.

3. What was my biggest mistake (or, what am I going to do differently next quarter)?

My biggest mistake was not realizing how much a $5,000/month income might set me back. I’ve lived on $5,000/month before. At one point it was an income stretch goal.

However, things have changed for me in the past few years:

  • I moved from a tiny studio apartment with no kitchen into a one-bedroom apartment, and my rent increased by $320 per month. (I currently pay $995/month in rent.)
  • I got out of credit card debt and never want to get back into it again. Putting items I can’t afford on credit cards is no longer an option.
  • I changed CPAs and now set aside 25 percent of my income for taxes, instead of 20 percent. (I always got huge tax bills at the end of the year when I saved 20 percent, so it’s not like I didn’t need that money for taxes.)
  • I want to put 15 percent of my income in savings, not the 10 percent I had been previously saving.
  • I’ve opened up a Roth IRA and want to make the maximum contribution every year.
  • The basic costs of living have gone up slightly. My health insurance premium, for example, costs $82 more than it did in 2014.

So $5,000/month doesn’t feel like “enough” for me anymore. It feels like the kind of income that is going to prevent me from investing in myself and my career.

4. What do I want to achieve as a freelancer next quarter?

I want to earn more money.

$5,000 per month meets my basic income needs, but it doesn’t allow for a lot of growth, either personal or professional.

With more income I could justify going to more writers’ conferences, for example. I could also save more money, spend more time visiting friends, and buy a new sofa to replace the saggy, uncomfortable Ikea model I currently have in my apartment.

The trick is to balance my income needs with my available work time. Last year, I had a very balanced work schedule and I’d like to maintain that. During the first quarter of 2017, I had a little more space in my workday; the goal for the second quarter of 2017 is to fill just that space — and no more — with the highest-earning projects possible.

I’d like to increase my income by $1,000-$1,500 each month, and I’d like to do it by taking on just two more projects each month. That would give me both the income — and the balance — to live comfortably.

5. What steps am I taking to get there?

I’ve started reaching out to some of my highest-paying clients to either pitch additional articles or express interest in taking on more work. Ideally, these clients will have a few extra pieces I can take on and this problem will be solved.

Right now I’m focusing on clients with whom I’ve already established a relationship, rather than cold-pitching new clients.

If those clients don’t have additional work for me, I’ll reach out to a few clients who have expressed interest in the past, but whom I’ve had to turn down because of time constraints. If those clients don’t have work, then it’s time to reach out to my network and start figuring out who’s hiring.

Now it’s your turn! Are you ready to tackle the check-in questions?

Take the time to think about your own answers — and if you feel comfortable, share them in the comments.

The more specific we get about what we want and how we’re going to go after it, the more likely we are to achieve our freelancing goals.

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By | 2017-04-17T15:25:22+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

'Fate of the Furious' Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening Weekend

MONDAY PM UPDATE: The Fate of the Furious came in just a bit under $100 million once actuals arrived, putting the film’s domestic opening at $98.78 million. However, it’s international performance actually improved as the film brought in a record $433.2 million from 63 international markets for a record $532 million global box office debut.

You can check out all of this weekend’s actual results right here.

WEEKEND RECAP: It was close, but just by a hair Universal’s The Fate of the F…
Source: Box Office Mojo

By | 2017-04-20T11:45:24+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Trailer: Second Trailer for Kevin Smith’s RED STATE

Got a new trailer for you to check out for Kevin Smith’s RED STATE While still months away from a wide release Kevin Smith’s latest, a horror flick called RED STATE is already making a lot of noise as Smith take his film around on a North American tour the next few months. A nationwide …

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Source: Horror News

By | 2017-04-16T01:48:32+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Categories: Kevin Smith, Red State, Trailers|Tags: |

Teacher Leadership Here, There, and Everywhere&mdash;An <em>Educator Innovator</em> Webinar

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Type: Event
Recognizing that teacher leadership has become a hot educational topic, and that many organizations are working to grow and foster it and to put it to work to improve teaching and learning, the National Writing Project is hosting this conversation at Educator Innovator with leaders from three teacher leadership development organizations in order to explore key questions about teacher leadership: What is it? How is it fostered? And what good does it do in the world?
Source: The National Writing Project

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