A Peek Behind the Curtain of Award-Winning TV Shows, Understanding Structure, and Pushing Forward with Your Ideas: From Script

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale creator/showrunner Bruce Miller, HBO's Euphoria star and co-writer Hunter Schafer, plus understanding structure in screenwriting from multiple perspectives and how to push forward with your story ideas.
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In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale creator/showrunner Bruce Miller, HBO's Euphoria star and co-writer Hunter Schafer, plus understanding structure in screenwriting from multiple perspectives and how to push forward with your story ideas.

A New Perspective Within Euphoria

A New Perspective Within Euphoria

Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn in Euphoria, HBO

Script's editor Sadie Dean speaks with Euphoria star turned writer Hunter Schafer about how this special episode idea came to be, her writing process with show creator Sam Levinson, tapping into vulnerabilities, and what she hopes mainstream viewers take away after watching this episode

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The Eye of The Handmaid’s Tale

The Eye of The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews The Handmaid's Tale creator and showrunner Bruce Miller. This interview is a unique opportunity to pull back the curtain on his wizardry and truly witness how passionate he is about the book and respectful of Margaret Atwood’s story, the delicate balance of writing female characters, and how much joy he’s received over the last four seasons of writing this show for a dedicated audience.

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Structure and You

Structure and You

Do three acts guarantee a good movie? Script contributor Peter Markham analyzes structure and our differing attitudes towards it.

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Meet the Reader: "Great Writing Advice from Laura Linney and Steven Spielberg (Sort of)"

MEET THE READER: "Great Writing Advice from Laura Linney and Steven Spielberg (Sort of)"

How do you press on when you’ve lost faith in your ideas and in your abilities? Ray Morton shares advice on how to press on and push past self-doubt.

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Sarah Echavarre Smith: On Going for the Out-There Ideas

Sarah Echavarre Smith: On Going for the Out-There Ideas

Copywriter and author Sarah Echavarre Smith discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, On Location.

Taylor Anderson: On Creating Realism in the Weird

Taylor Anderson: On Creating Realism in the Weird

New York Times bestselling author Taylor Anderson discusses the process of writing his new science fiction novel, Purgatory's Shore.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 583

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a fall poem.

5 Thrilling Adventure Terms Every Writer Should Know (And Why)

5 Thrilling Adventure Terms Every Writer Should Know (And Why)

For over a decade, author Joshua Glenn has been researching adventure-related terms. Now, he's sharing what he's learned for other writers to add to their lexicon.

Moral Compass

Moral Compass

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone with an unfailing moral compass.

Daniel Levin Becker: On the Forgotten Art of Letter Writing

Daniel Levin Becker: On the Forgotten Art of Letter Writing

Author, translator, and editor Daniel Levin Becker discusses his hopes for future letter writing like those featured in the new anthology, Dear McSweeney's: Two Decades of Letters to the Editor from Writers, Readers, and the Occasional Bewildered Consumer.

e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between e.g. and i.e. with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprise in the Writing Process

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprises in the Writing Process

Experienced writers know to expect the unexpected. Here are surprises in the writing process from 20 authors, including Amanda Jayatissa, Paul Neilan, Kristin Hannah, and Robert Jones, Jr.

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Author Ruth Hogan discusses the process of learning a new skill in writing her new novel, The Moon, The Stars and Madame Burova.