Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties.
— Bonnie Friedman (via writetothestars)

Is hispanic consider POC like us black people?

Anonymous

lareinaana:

reverseracism:

turntechkhaleesi:

reverseracism:

Latinx

There are latinx of color.

~Eon

Why’d you correct them to say latinx???

Is there a difference? i’ve never heard my hispanic (well) friends call themselves that…

I’ve read and learned that hispanic is a term that is connected to colonialism and imperialism, while latino, latina, etc are terms that are independent of that (I think I got that rigth) and inclusive to all genders (latinx). 

~Eon

Its definitely not something everyone identifies with, and for good reason, but i think the simplest explanation would be: 

HIspanic denotes a sense of community and heritage through connection to Spain

While Latinx denotes a sense of community and heritage through the shared connection of survival from the colonization of Spain

These terms are especially flawed when it comes to groups that were colonized by other groups, France, Portugal, England etc., but still in what is considered “Latin America.” 

postgenderfemmerobot:

Films for (and staring) Young Girls of Colour 

Wadjda | Bend it Like Beckham | Hula Girls
Whale Rider | Our Song | Rabbit Proof Fence
Lilkee | Pariah | Bumm Bumm Bole
Balak-Palak | Children of Heaven | How She Move
Quinceanera | Sherina’s Adventures | Before Your Eyes
Sister Act 2 | Real Women Have Curves | Nobody Knows
The Heart of the Game | Mad Hot Ballroom | Crooklyn
Anita & Me | Akeelah and the Bee | Girl in Progress

WRITING PROMPT WEDNESDAY

thewritershelpers:

Write about strawberry milk. Be it an obsession, dislike, a description- anything goes.

Tag us or submit!

-H

My advice to aspiring screenwriters would be to find your voice, and by that I mean find the type of story you want to tell and how you want to tell it. You know, find what’s important to you and stick to that.

- Rian Johnson

Good advice for writers in general.

And in life as well.

(via dogandbutterfly)

annerocious:

  1. Get your notebook
  2. Watch a movie
  3. Make a hashmark for every thing that HAPPENS
  4. Open your screenplay
  5. Repeat step 3
  6. Compare

Define HAPPENS?

  • An action that pushes the story forward. Pro tip: Look for verbs.

Examples?

  • Emily asks for a divorce
  • Molly smashes a photo of Cal and Emily,…

Interesting approach. Will try one day.

Good writing is remembering detail most people want to forget. Don’t forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.
— Paula Danzinger (via videoassocdallas)

On writing - How to structure a one-hour drama

wordpeggio:

When I first started writing television scripts, I had zero idea how to structure a story. I was good at dialogue and character, but how was I supposed to take all that talking and charactering and turn it into television? All I’d ever written for was the stage and all my characters ever did was talk. But TV needs to have a story.

So I did what nerds do: I tried to find an answer by reading a lot of books. Unfortunately, none of the many books I read could give me the equivalent of SAVE THE CAT for television. SAVE THE CAT distills 75+ years of story theory into one formula that more or less captures how any good movie script should look. Now, I’m of the opinion that Hollywood has become overly reliant on the STC formula, but it’s an excellent place to start and certainly not something that anyone but the most seasoned professionals should ever seriously consider deviating from.

Eventually, I realized that the answer was right in front of me the whole time: the SAVE THE CAT for televisions is… SAVE THE CAT. The SAVE THE CAT film structure fits VERY neatly with TV structure, it’s just that the act breaks are in slightly different places.

Here, then, is SAVE THE CAT appropriated for TV drama. I’m writing it out because if I’d had it when I was first starting, it could have saved me a lot of frustrating trial and error.

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