Off the Page: author interview series

10 Great Mistakes with Story by John Truby

Hi Writers,As promised, in follow up to yesterday’s online-exclusive interview with Hollywood script doctor John Truby, here are 10 Great Mistakes writers make with story: Great Mistake 1: The story idea isn’t original.Great Mistake 2: Writers often use the wrong genre to develop the idea, or they impose the pre-determined genre beats onto the...

JOHN TRUBY ON STORY AND THE SCREENWRITERS STRIKE

Hi Writers,I had the opportunity to interview ace Hollywood script doctor John Truby about his new book The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller. Here in this online-exclusive interview with Writer’s Digest, he offers advice on developing a screen-worthy script, and shares his view of the screenwriters strike—it will be...

OFF THE PAGE: Laurell K. Hamilton

Hi Writers,I adore having this blog. For one thing it gives me infinite space for all of the things I’d like to fit in the magazine. But of course, there are space constraints we magazine editors are up against. With that I’d like to bring you an outtake of an interview I conducted with...

Meet 90-year old debut author Millard Kaufman

Hi Writers,Bless McSweeney’s for publishing 90-year old debut novelist, Millard Kaufman, whose novel Bowl of Cherries has been compared (in Publishers Weekly) to the work of Vonnegut, Heller and Camus. I wanted to line up a forum guest appearance/ live chat with Kaufman, but I’m told technology isn’t his friend. I’m trying to get...

OFF THE PAGE: HUMOR WRITER JASON ROEDER

Hi Writers,There never seems to be enough room in the print version of Writer’s Digest to include all of the interviews I’d like to be able to run. So, I decided to bring a brief-but-essential interview series “Off The Page: the unbound WD Interview” right here to The Writer’s Perspective. For this first “Off...