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What Fathers Can Teach Us… – Eric Edson

What Fathers Can Teach Us… – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
People interested in screenplay writing can learn a lot from these examples of best Hollywood dads.
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Aspiring screenwriters might try thinking about what really impresses them most about Dad. Is it his sense of humor, turn of a phrase, or just the way he notices and appreciates what you do? All of these observational skills come in handy when writing a screenplay, because character development is so crucial to the success of a script. #TheStorySolution #ScreenplayWriting
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Will Smith talks Story with Michael Hauge, and Laura Leigh Clarke – Eric Edson

Will Smith talks Story with Michael Hauge, and Laura Leigh Clarke – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
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Here is a rare and insightful interview… one that offers tips on screenwriting from one of the most important filmmaking personalities in the world – Will Smith. He lays out for us the most CRITICALLY IMPORTANT STORYTELLING CONCEPTS major filmmakers and producers look for in screenplays and novels. #Screenwriting101 #ScreenplayWriters
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Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here – Eric Edson

Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Reviews the five common genres of romance films and highlights the different types of conflict between the main character and the love interest character.
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Writing in the romance genre gives screenplay writers a chance to delve into one of the most profound human emotions, love. The five sub-genres of romance movies highlight the rollercoaster of experiences associated with love: happiness, fear, humor, intrigue, action and danger. The introduction of a love interest character adds depth to a screenplay and gives us insight into human truth through an experience anyone can relate to.
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The Story Solution’s Classic Holiday Heroes – Eric Edson

The Story Solution’s Classic Holiday Heroes – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
This article reviews several classic holiday movies and provides take aways from a screenwriter's perspective.
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The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family. This often implies large gatherings and joyful festivities. While these are great, they can sometimes become overwhelming and more than a little exhausting. It is important to schedule time over the holidays to rest and recharge your batteries, and what better way to relax than with a classic holiday movie. Whether it’s a snuggle date, family night or a group movie marathon, these holiday classics are sure to please.
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Six Summer Actions to Improve Website Performance

Six Summer Actions to Improve Website Performance | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Before heading off for Father's Day, graduations, weddings and BBQs, follow these six tips from Search Engine Pros to improve your website's performance.
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5 Ways Leaders Achieve Genuine Employee Engagement

5 Ways Leaders Achieve Genuine Employee Engagement | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Here are five simple ways leaders can achieve genuine engagement among employees.
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Eric Edson To Speak at February 21 Pre-Oscars Panel

Eric Edson To Speak at February 21 Pre-Oscars Panel | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Author and screenwriter Eric Edson will speak at the Annual Pre-Oscar Panel with Michael Wiese Productions.
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Santa Barbara Restaurant Unveils New Web Site

Santa Barbara Restaurant Unveils New Web Site | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Blush Restaurant + Lounge announces the redesign of its website to represent the restaurant’s easy combination of refined culture and contemporary ambience.
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Spice Extracts: Questions and Considerations

Spice Extracts: Questions and Considerations | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Primal Essence reviews the various benefits, questions and considerations of spice extracts.
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Screenwriting Lessons from Our 4th of July Heroes

Screenwriting Lessons from Our 4th of July Heroes | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
This year, look beyond the fireworks and parades and try to think about what really made these characters into national heroes.
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This year, look beyond the fireworks and parades and try to think about what really made these characters into national heroes. Then try to think about how you can apply those characteristics to the people in your screenplay. The main character attributes that help audiences connect with movie heroes include courage, unfair injury, skill, funny, nice, in danger, loved, hard-working and obsessed. How many of these qualities did our starring forefathers have?
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How To Get Free Publicity - Danek Kaus Reveals Secrets - Eric Edson

How To Get Free Publicity - Danek Kaus Reveals Secrets - Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
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One skill that Danek recommends every screenwriter should know about is how to market effectively. In his book You Can Be Famous! Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity, author Danek Kaus reveals all the secrets you need to know.

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Write from the heart this Valentine's Day with The Story Solution

Write from the heart this Valentine's Day with The Story Solution | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Happy Valentine’s Day - May Your Adventures on February 14th Be Romantic!
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Valentine’s Day is so full of love and thoughtfulness that you can hardly turn around without hearing about some grand heroic act someone has committed for a loved one. Today’s media-genic heroes are saving lives, donating organs, stopping people from committing suicide, and rescuing babies from burning buildings. On the other end of the heroic scale are those who go about their daily business, performing jobs that save lives and transform the future.

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STORY EXPO 2013 Recap

STORY EXPO 2013 Recap | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Eric Edson and The Story Solution team recently attended the largest expo in the screenwriting industry, STORY EXPO 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Derek Christopher’s STORY EXPO 2013 brought together over 60 Speakers, 100+ classes and 30+ exhibitors for attendees from all over the world, in what is being called the ‘screenwriting and scriptwriting event of the year.’  Screenwriter and university professor Eric Edson offered a completely new approach to writing powerful scripts to attendees.

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People are SO excited! – Eric Edson

People are SO excited! – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
There have never been so many brilliant people sharing such CRITICAL information about how to succeed as a storyteller today.
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These are the absolute TOP names in the industry sharing CUTTING EDGE information, which is going to put you 5 to 10 years ahead of your competition. This is what storytelling is going to look like in the future, and I don’t intend to miss out on ANY of it. #WritingScreenplays #ScreenwritingResources
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Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here – Eric Edson

Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Reviews the five common genres of romance films and highlights the different types of conflict between the main character and the love interest character.
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5 New Year’s Resolutions For Screenwriters – Eric Edson

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Screenwriters – Eric Edson | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
5 resolutions to help you become a better screenwriter in 2016.
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You’ve survived another holiday season, and a new year has begun. Traditionally, now is the time we vow to mend the errors of our ways and make lists of lifestyle changes with the best version of ourselves in mind. Although a few of these resolutions may fall by the wayside, there is merit in the desire to create a “better you” for the new year. While formulating resolutions for 2016, be sure to set a few goals that will help you become a better screenwriter. Below are some ideas to spark your thinking in the right direction.
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Highly Recommended Web Marketing Company In Santa Barbara: Search Engine Pros - Yost Appliance, Inc.

Highly Recommended Web Marketing Company In Santa Barbara: Search Engine Pros - Yost Appliance, Inc. | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Web marketing is the lowest cost, most effective way to tell your story. (blogs, social media, email newsletters) fill out the form at http://TheSearchEnginePros.com to receive a free web site analysis and rank report.
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Story Expo 2015 Recap from The Story Solution

Story Expo 2015 Recap from The Story Solution | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution, was a speaker and attendee at Story Expo 2015 in Los Angeles. Here he shares his event insight and impressions.
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Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015?

Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015? | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
In 2015, make a commitment to improve the quality of your screenplay writing. Here are four useful tips that will keep you going until the finish line.
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How To Evaluate Plant Extracts Providers

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This article describes key questions and considerations that will help food manufacturers evaluate potential plant extracts providers.
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Vanilla From Tahiti Blog: Creative Ways To Use Vanilla Products Over The Holidays

Get $5 in Rewards Points to put towards your next purchase for registering on our NEW website by December 13!
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Santa Barbara Marketing Strategist Taylor Reaume to Speak at Business Expo

Santa Barbara Marketing Strategist Taylor Reaume to Speak at Business Expo | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Santa Barbara business owners will have a unique opportunity to hear from local search marketing expert Taylor Reaume at SBBE 2014.
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ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson.
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Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson. The “NOW WRITE!” books have been heralded as an invaluable resource for accomplished and aspiring screenwriters and novelists seeking to write a screenplay. The book is currently #1 in the Science Fiction writing category on Amazon. #TheStorySolution #ScreenwritingBlog
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4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
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Writing is an essential skill, but it’s one that many people don’t cultivate. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that an individual can do every day to strengthen their writing skills, from reading to discontinuing the use of spellcheck.

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Top 10 Reasons Screenwriters Love The Story Solution

Top 10 Reasons Screenwriters Love The Story Solution | Business and Marketing | Scoop.it
Find out the top 10 reasons why screenwriters love the screenwriting book entitled The Story Solution.
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 The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, by experienced screenwriter Eric Edson, is acclaimed as one of the best books on screenwriting available. Through his focus on heroes, actions and developing a story, Edson helps aspiring screenplay writers take their craft to the next level. Here are the top 10 reasons why screenwriters love The Story Solution: http://www.thestorysolution.com/screenwriters-benefits-screenwriting-books/

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