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A Fond Farewell to Netflix’s Lucifer, Writing Video Games, and Do Experts Stand in the Way of Your Writing Goals?: From Script

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, exclusive interviews with Lucifer TV writer Chris Rafferty and video game writer Ian Ryan. Plus, learn about screenwriting trailblazer France Goodrich Hacket, who co-wrote It’s a Wonderful Life, and advice on when and when not to approach a writing expert to reach your writing goals.

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, exclusive interviews with Lucifer TV writer Chris Rafferty and video game writer Ian Ryan. Plus, learn about screenwriting trailblazer France Goodrich Hacket, who co-wrote It’s a Wonderful Life, and advice on when and when not to approach a writing expert to reach your writing goals.

Into the Heart and Soul of Lucifer's Chris Rafferty

Into the Heart and Soul of Lucifer's Chris Rafferty

Chris Rafferty

Writer Chris Rafferty shares his incredible journey to the writers room, his perseverance to pursue screenwriting full-time, and a sentimental goodbye to Lucifer.

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Frances Goodrich Hackett (and Her Husband, Albert) Wrote Themselves a Wonderful Life

Frances Goodrich Hackett (and Her Husband, Albert) Wrote Themselves a Wonderful Life

Frances Goodrich Hackett (and Her Husband, Albert)

Celebrating the Female Screenwriters Who Came Before Us: Frances Goodrich Hackett.

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Interview with "Ghost of Tsushima" Video Game Writer Ian Ryan

Interview with "Ghost of Tsushima" Video Game Writer Ian Ryan

Ghost of Tsushima, Sony Interactive

Just like in film, the writing of a game is the skeleton of it. In the case of "Ghost of Tsushima," Ian Ryan, lead writer for the game, is responsible for the compelling narrative of the award-winning game.

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Ask the Coach: Do Experts Help or Hinder Writers From Reaching Their Goals?

Ask the Coach: Do Experts Help or Hinder Writers From Reaching Their Goals?

Welcome back to “Ask the Coach." Today’s question is about whether or not writing and marketing experts and gurus help writers or just get in the way.

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The Importance of Book Clubs for Writers: Hanging Out in, and With, Books

The Importance of Book Clubs for Writers: Hanging Out in, and With, Books

Reading is often an independent practice—but book clubs offer a chance to share the experience and learn something along the way. Here, author Sheila Liming discusses the importance of book clubs for writers.

Unknown Number

Unknown Number

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, a message from an unknown number has surprising consequences.

Kerri Schlottman: On Giving Literary Voice to Visual Art

Kerri Schlottman: On Giving Literary Voice to Visual Art

Award-winning author Kerri Schlottman discusses the real-life documentary photograph that helped inspire her literary novel, Tell Me One Thing.

From Script

The Secret as a Narrative Framing Element (From Script)

In this week’s roundup brought to us by Script magazine, read more filmmaker interviews from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, including an exclusive interview with Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winning filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz.

How To Write a Protagonist Leading a Double Life

How To Write a Protagonist Leading a Double Life

Inspired by personal experiences, author Kyla Zhao discusses how to write a protagonist leading a double life.

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WD Presents: Romance Writing Virtual Conference, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the Romance Writing Virtual Conference, six WDU courses, and more!

Popular Fantasy Tropes for Writers

21 Popular Fantasy Tropes for Writers

Here are 21 examples of fantasy tropes for writers to consider and subvert when writing fantastical fiction.

Writing Goals and Intentions: 25 Prompts

Writing Goals and Intentions: 25 Prompts

Make this year your most successful writing year ever by considering the following questions to set your goals and intentions.

Is a Personal Essay Considered Journalism?

Is a Personal Essay Considered Journalism?

Journalist Alison Hill answers the question of whether or not the personal essay is considered journalism by defining the genre and offering examples. Plus, outlets for you to publish your own personal essay.