How valuable is time spent not writing?

Christina Ranallo Opinion, Uncategorized 1 Comment

I am a cheerleader, not the pompom wielding sort, the constant advocate sort. There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing one of the writers associated with PPW finish their novel or screenplay. I have used the phrase ‘writers write’ as in writer’s write every day and now I am about to add a disclaimer. We are still writers …

5 Signs ACT ONE Is Over

Christina Ranallo Opinion, Uncategorized 1 Comment

As a writer you have to know when Act Two is about to be begin. It’s the kind of thing that you as the writer need in place, even if it sneaks up on your reader. ACT ONE provides the set up on the way to that big Plot Point One when EVERYTHING CHANGES for the main character. Here are some telltale …

Who supports you as a writer?

Christina Ranallo Opinion, Uncategorized, Writing Tips 2 Comments

What kind of support can writers expect from the people around them? Writing is a solo endeavor – it’s the writer and the page. The world around writers can be kind or unkind depending on who populates that world at any given time. Tides of approval and disapproval wash over a writer’s work in progress as family and friends read …

Are you trapped by one story?

Christina Ranallo Opinion, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Many writers start young; they begin the journey inspired to write a testament to their inner Hemingway, Stephen King, James Joyce or fill in the blank. It could have been high school, college, whenever writers feel that what they read is good, but inside of them there’s the seed of something as good or maybe even better. Hubris? Maybe, but isn’t …