Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Quick but Soul-Felt Memorial for Syd Field

Syd Field (1935-2013) died . Author of several how-to books on the art of writing screenplays, he also conducted seminars on the topic. I believe he knew the same techniques used for screenplays could be applied to novels; it’s something I’ve often recommended. That is reading up and taking classes on screenplay structure, dialogue and more. He was also a great example that we don’t need to stop being productive after 60. He was 77.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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