Adapting the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Video Game IPs for TV and Navigating Networking on Social Media for Writers (From Script)

This week, we're excited to feature key tips on how to successfully network on social media as a writer, interviews with "Last of Us" video game writer Neil Druckmann, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman, and more from ScriptMag.com!
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In this week’s round-up from ScriptMag.com, learn key tips on how to successfully network on social media as a writer, interviews with "Last of Us" video game writer Neil Druckmann, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman, and more!

INTERVIEW: The Last of Us Writer Neil Druckmann

The Last of Us, Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us, Sony Interactive Entertainment

With his ever-evolving body of work, it’s safe to say that Neil Druckmann has graduated from storyteller to auteur. Neil speaks with Sonya Alexander and shares insight on world-building for video games, how The Last of Us strikes a personal chord, and what types of stories he's inspired to write.

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In the Writer's Corner: Social Media Etiquette

In the Writer's Corner: Social Media Etiquette

In the Writer's Corner: Social Media Etiquette

Typically the Twitter Screenwriting Community is a positive place where screenwriters network and support one another. But if you're new to the community, it can be a little intimidating to navigate the social norms - Nanea Taylor shares her social networking etiquette tips.

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INTERVIEW: Malcolm Spellman, Head Writer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney+

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney+

Malcolm Spellman shares his journey on how he found his footing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), stepping out of his comfort zone as a storyteller and what the Marvel Studios creative system has taught him while crafting The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for TV.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Film Fest Writer/Director Marshall Cook

Film Fest, APS Films

Film Fest, APS Films

Script's Editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Film Fest writer/director Marshall Cook. They dig deep into the spirit of his new film, the creation of the medley of characters, and practical advice in navigating film festivals. Plus, Marshall shares a bit of wisdom on how to keep your eye on the prize as a storyteller.

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Business of Creating

Business of Creating

Business of Creating

You know how to write. You create compelling characters, write scintillating dialogue, and plot is your middle name. Your mother thinks you’re very talented. If only you knew the ins and outs of marketing and selling your masterpiece. In other words, how do you tackle the business side of creating?

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Shoplifters of the World Writer/Director Stephen Kijak

Shoplifters of the World, photo courtesy of RLJE Films.

Shoplifters of the World, photo courtesy of RLJE Films.

Script’s Editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Shoplifters of the World writer/director Stephen Kijak. The two discuss how his documentary filmmaking background informed his narrative storytelling, using songs for character development, and what his writing process looks like.

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Your Story #112

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

Self-Published Ebook Awards

Announcing the 8th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards! Discover the titles that placed in the categories of contemporary fiction, fantasy, memoir, mystery, and more.

Greg Russo: On Writing a Film Based on a Video Game

Greg Russo: On Writing a Screenplay Based on a Video Game

Professional screenwriter Greg Russo discusses the joy and challenge of converting a popular video games series into a screenplay and the balance of enticing a new audience while honoring a franchise's fans.

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a city poem.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character fall under the influence of something or someone.

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Suspended: Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to J.E. Stamper, grand prize winner of the Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's his winning essay, "Suspended."

Planting Clues: Red Herrings That Fool but Don't Frustrate Your Readers

Planting Clues: Red Herrings That Fool but Don't Frustrate Your Readers

Want to know how to keep your readers engaged and entertained with your mystery novel? Let these six tips from thriller author Kris Calvin guide you!

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a blank story poem.

Kristin Beck: On Writing Quickly and Publishing Slowly

Kristin Beck: On Writing Quickly and Publishing Slowly

Debut novelist Kristin Beck shares what it was like to write her historical fiction novel Courage, My Love and why she was so thankful for a slow publishing process.