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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!

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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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

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Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."

Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction

Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction

From maintaining subtlety to visiting haunted places, author J. Fremont shares everything to consider when writing about ghosts and the supernatural in fiction.

6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It

6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It

Social media is a daunting albeit important aspect of promoting our work. Here, author Aileen Weintraub offers six steps to promote your book on social media authentically.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 609

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 world-building poem.

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Writer's Digest Presents: World-Building (Podcast, Episode 5)

In the fifth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about world-building in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including interviews with authors Whitney Hill (fiction) and Jeannine Hall Gailey (poetry).