Monday, October 11, 2021

Writing Tidbits



  • πŸ’«To create absorbing concepts for your story, brainstorm, brainstorm, and brainstorm. 

     

    πŸ’«Don't be comfortable with the first draft and be quick to publish your novel or submit your script to production houses. Wait for further inspiration, research it and build subsequent drafts.

     

    πŸ’«Refine and clarify your central idea. 

     

    πŸ’«Create memorable characters and give your audience access to their world.

     

    πŸ’«In your story, induce situations with exponential tension.

     

    Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.

     

    Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started

     

    Selection of services offered:

    πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

    πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

    πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

    πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

    πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

    πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

    πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

     

    Your friend and Coach,

    Damilola Ogunremi.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Authors' Curtilage Quotes

 


When you’re in a setting of “yes-men “and sycophants, challenge the thoughts that might creep in telling you that there is something wrong with you or that you are not enough. There are varieties of reasons why people may put you down that have nothing to do with your worth or being "enough." It could be because they feel less of themselves, lack self-esteem, or that they are domineering. 


Love and More Success. πŸ’— 


Your friend and Coach, 

Damilola Ogunremi.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Authors' Curtilage Quote

 


When you fall, get back up out from the ashes.


Find your energy.


Tap into your own power.


Find whom you are supposed to be.


Heal from the inner hurts.


Be out of the energy of anger and crying.


Feel good about yourself.


See yourself.


Put yourself first.


Invest in yourself the way you should.


Say yes to change.


Don't go at people the way, they come at you. This is the weight of the world. Not yours to carry on your shoulders. People will get back what they dish out easily whether you are there or not to see it.


Don't permit anyone to turn your world upside-down as retaliation for you having strong self-esteem.

 

 

 



Saturday, August 7, 2021

For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent Kids

 


YOUR CHILD BOY OR GIRL CAN BE HONORABLE


πŸ’£Never fix a child’s bad manner with material goods or money


πŸ’£Teach your child to honour his or herself and the authority which includes you.


πŸ’£Help your child to show initiative and start a business young.


πŸ’£Don’t give room to a lack of respect in your home.


πŸ’£Instil code and morals in your young men and women.


πŸ’£And more than that, help your child to have a true character in life.


The world outside childhood is not a warm, cuddling place they see in the media, TV and storybook. It’s challenging. Wake up today to the chance of making a bigger impact in your children’s character development, and enjoy a #happierparenting and productive life.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

The Key Ingredients Your Story Idea Should Have



Dear Writer, your story concept is the idea behind your screenplay or a novel you’re working on. It’s the first step in the writing process. And how you tell this story including the components it carries will determine whether or not you will have good success. The following are the essential features your story should have. Make sure you reflect them in all your writing material.


The Story

Your story idea should tell who the story is about, and what he or she wants to accomplish in the story.


Basics

  • The level of your grammar must be accurate.
  • You must have the correct format, indentations, and scene headings.
  • Your overall style and depth of narrative must be 10%.
  • Your genre must be clear.


Structure
  • Your writing must be concise, action-driven and visual
  • Your hook/concept and premise must be clear.
  • Your scene placement and construction of scenes must be written cohesively and must flow naturally.
  • There must be a clear dilemma of magnitude that sets your story up.
  • There must be a crisis that forces your protagonist to take decisive action about his or her dilemma.
  • The conflict of your story must rise to drive it forward.
  • Your story must culminate in a strong crisis – the make or break point – that demands an immediate response.
  • There must be subplots that resolve in the end.


Characterization

  • Your character must be memorable and well-described throughout your story.
  • There must be a central protagonist and antagonist that clash and create conflict in your story.
  • Your characters must be developed with and range. Their traits must be precise, and their worldview must be justifiable.
  • Your character must have a distinct voice.
  • Your characters motivations, goals and actions must be clear.
  • Your character arcs must be well developed. They must learn to grow from their actions.


Dialogue

  • Your dialogue must be authentic according to the setting and environment of your story.
  • Your character traits must reflect in their dialogue.
  • Your characters' dialogue must accomplish a purpose, set something up, pay it off, and move the scene forward.
  • Your characters' dialogue must deliver on multiple levels with subtext.


Trend & Commercial

  • Your story concept must be fresh, unique, and original to have a unique selling point.
  • The hook must be compelling enough to keep the reader engaged.
  • The theme must be powerful enough to resonate with the audience.
  • It is must be commercial to appeal to a wide audience.
  • Its premise must be large enough in scope to appear on the silver screen.


To be a better writer, develop the tools needed to write a successful book/screenplay, including the rules of novel/cinematic storytelling, script formatting, and the process of writing.


Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.


Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started


Selection of services offered:

πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

 

Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

 

Photo credit: Tima Miroshnichenko  

Friday, July 30, 2021

10 Screenplay Genres You Should Master

 


Some writers I’ve met in the recent years around here all seem to be writing thrillers. And then, when I ask “What is your primary and sub-genre?” They would be lost. Dear new writer, there are many different genres of screenplays to write. Each genre is unique in the types of stories they tell, their character, setting, the way they are written and their theme. Learning the intricacies of each genre will help you become a more balanced screenwriter.


So, let me ask you, do you know the genre you’re working in? Are you in touch with the genre? Will it meet audience expectations and transcend them?


To write a screenplay or a novel, you must master the genre you’re working in. One best way of mastering genre is to take a masterclass, watch movies, read scripts and novels in the genres you’re working in.


To get started, master the following list of 10 genres:

Thriller: Suspense stories, often involving crime

Mystery: a variation on the crime genre where the opponent is unknown for much of the story (a “who done it”)

Drama: stories about interpersonal, social, and historical issues.

Crime: stories about private eyes and detectives.

Epic: longer movies often are combining several genres.

Horror: stories about the occult, supernatural, and monsters.

Gangster: a variation on the crime genre where the focus is on organized crime.

Cop: a variation on crime genre where the focus is on the world cops.

Love: stories about romance.

Comedy: stories that make you laugh; they range from zany slapstick to sophisticated slices of life


The story I’m currently working on revolves around three genres. My primary genre is a thriller, and my sub-genres; mystery, crime and drama.


Elevate your writer’s status. Receive an advanced guide to different movie genres.


To be a better writer, develop the tools needed to write a successful book/screenplay, including the rules of novel/cinematic storytelling, script formatting, and the process of writing.


Become a better screenwriter with our masterclass. Gain access to exclusive lessons taught by me. Our workshops are perfect for anyone getting started on their path to becoming a screenwriter or writing a book. The workshop sessions allow you to put the theories taught into action on your own material. Book a coaching session today to deepen your overall knowledge and hone your writing skills.


Contact authorscurtilage@yahoo.co.uk to get started

Selection of services offered:

πŸŒ‘ Screenwriting Classes

πŸŒ‘ Novel Writing Classes

πŸŒ‘ Manuscript/Novel Critique.

πŸŒ‘ Advance Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Primary Screenplay/Novel Development.

πŸŒ‘ Screenplay/Novel Consultation.

πŸŒ‘ Online Manuscripts and Screenplays Proofing Services.

 

Your friend and Coach,

Damilola Ogunremi.

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