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  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - August 9.pngHappy Sunday, friends. I was up late last night, unable to sleep for unfathomable reasons, emailing with a friend who was also unable to sleep (though she’d had a cup of coffee at 9, so at least she had Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-08-09
  • Elements of Act One: SELMA – New video!
    This week I'll go through Act I of SELMA to demonstrate the Story Elements we’ve been talking about, and then do some more general posts on the Elements of Act II before we go on to demonstrate thoses elements in several movies.  Start with the Introduction to SELMA, here:     As Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2020-08-07
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - August 2.pngHappy Sunday, friends. I hope this week’s missive finds you safe and well. It’s been an excellent week at Casa Ellison, because I finished and turned in the monster revision. With luck, the next stage is a quick line Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-08-02
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - July 26.pngHappy Sunday! Y’all. Baseball is back, and this makes me obscenely happy. Any little bit of normalcy is welcome, of course, but I am a baseball fan, always have been, and there is something undeniably soothing about listening to Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-07-26
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - July 19.pngHappy Sunday! I hope you’re well this beautiful day. Smatterings had a nice little summer vacation, my well is almost full, and I’m getting back into my routine. Friday morning? Write up some smatterings. I enjoyed my time away.  Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-07-19
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - May 31.pngGreetings, salutations, and warm hello, friends. The end of May is upon us. 2020 is at the hafway point, and it’s certainly got nowhere to go but up. It has been a contemplative and difficult week here. We lost Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-31
  • TEAR ME APART is on sale for $2.99!
    TMA on sale for $2.99.png TEAR ME APART is on sale for $2.99 at all digital retailers! New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner called it “perfect stay-up-all-night, bite-your-nails-to-the-quick suspense.” Download your copy!KINDLENOOKAPPLE BOOKSKOBOGOOGLE PLAYEBOOKS.COM

    About the book:The follow-up to her Read Full Article

    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-28
  • “Magnificent Beast”
    Source: Tess GerritsenPublished on 2020-05-27
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - May 24.pngHello, my dears. Memorial Day weekend and none of us can get together properly. These are odd times, aren’t they? Regardless, our hearts are heavy for those we’ve lost, that’s for sure. It’s been a rather odd week. I’m Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-24
  • New Screenwriting Tricks for Authors video: Act I checklist!
    From the Calendar of Canceled Cons:Today I would have been in the Scottish Borders, teaching Screenwriting Tricks for Authors at the Borders Writing Forum. I had other workshops scheduled this year in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and L.A. That’s a lot to miss out on!I guess it’s no wonder I Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2020-05-20
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - May 17.pngHello, my dears. Saturday afternoon. A warm, late spring day. Your humble correspondent is trying, and failing, to relax.You see, I finished HER DARK LIES and turned it in. (HURRAH!) Oh, there is a great deal of work ahead—it Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-17
  • Writing in Lockdown – Screenwriting Tricks for Authors online
    We’ve been in lockdown for six weeks. And that very first week, for some demon - I mean reason -  I almost immediately decided to record my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop in short videos.Probably because I had several upcoming workshops, more than usual, that were canceled/postponed due to lockdowns Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2020-05-13
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - May 10.pngHello, my dears, from the land of revision Revising a book is the art of writing. It is also infuriating, frustrating, humbling, and trying. There are moments of bliss—”my God, did I write that? That’s very good.” And there Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-10
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - May 3.pngHello, my dears. I hope today’s missive finds you safe and well! My week, in short form: birthday and deadline and quarantine. Birthday was lovely. It’s the first time I’ve been home for my birthday in years. I made my Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-05-03
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Smatterings - April 26.pngHello, my dears. A quiet week here. We continue on in our surreal suburban bubble, enjoying the moments of solitude as much as we can. Finally, finally got reading again. I’ve been fine listening to audiobooks, something to pass Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-04-26