Hello Creators and welcome to our weekly newsletter where we celebrate the best and brightest from our Academy Students and Verified Creators. Obviously, the number one cinematic event this week is the release of #BladeRunner2049, but for those who have yet to catch up on this iconic series, here’s a reading list to keep you occupied in the meantime!
POSTS WITH THE MOST
- +82.7K Reads - Wolverine's Comic Book Return Is About To Shake The Marvel Universe At Its Core by Mark Anthony Wade Lynch
- +79.9 K Reads - Newly Engaged ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actors Are Actually Related by Oliver Hope
- +63.7K Reads - James Gunn Reveals The Groot From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Actually Dead & Baby Groot Is A New Character by Franco Gucci
MOST GOOGLE SEARCH VIEW
- +7.7K Reads - By The Numbers: Most Popular Online Games Right Now by Jeremiah Paul
- +6.9K Reads - 'Blue Bloods' Star Amy Carlson Stuns Fans With Her Surprise Departure by Rachel Carrington
- +3.7K Reads - 'Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne' Arena Tier List: Every Class Ranked For Arena by Dominic Watling
CREATORS ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS
- Has Netflix's Animated Puberty Series 'Big Mouth' Gone Too Far? by Vanessa Smereczynska
- 'Snow Steam Iron' And Non-Sexualized Violence by Keya Sengupta
- Theory: The Flash Secretly Peddled American Propaganda by Scott Niswander
*MOVIE PILOT CHALLENGES*
Got a case of writer's block? Looking for some new and interesting topics to write about? Then check out our brand new Movie Pilot Challenges page! It's a tool we’ve created that we hope will inspire you when you’re looking for new ideas and topics to write about.
This page will host all of our latest competitions, as well as a range of formats, topics and pitches to kickstart your creativity when you’re experiencing writer’s block. Give 'em a shot, your article could be featured on our homepage or turned into a video!
BEST FROM VERIFIED CREATORS
- When Less Is So Much More: 6 Minimalistic Masterpieces by Art-Peeter Roosve
TIP OF THE WEEK FROM OUR EDITORS
A perk of writing for an entertainment website is that your tone can be fun and conversational. But what is conversational? Well, it's the exact opposite of long, convoluted and academic. And a good way to achieve that is to use an active rather than passive voice!
Our editors couldn't be more emphatic about this! The good thing is we all learned the difference between active and passive voice in school, but for those of you who need a reminder, here goes...
An active voice performs an action. A passive voice has the action done to them. While not wrong, passive voices aren’t always the best way to phrase your thoughts and ideas. When writing, an active voice is usually preferred and is also easier for readers to understand. Here are examples:
- Active voice: Sexy wildlings roam in the North.
- Passive voice: The North is roamed by sexy wildling.
- Active voice: The Avengers destroyed New York.
- Passive voice: New York was destroyed by the Avengers.
There it is! Now you know what to do and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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