Adding Your Personal Connection to Your Stories and Building Your Brand As a Writer (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script’s Editor Sadie Dean interviews Dickinson creator/showrunner/EP Alena Smith, learn how to divide and conquer as screenwriter in the business and creating fruitful relationships. Plus, a brand new Script Talk video interview with writer/director/actress Djaka Souaré about her journey as a mentor and mentee in the WOCUnite and #StartWith8Hollywood mentorship programs.
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In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script’s editor Sadie Dean interviews Dickinson creator/showrunner/EP Alena Smith, learn how to divide and conquer as screenwriter in the business and creating fruitful relationships. Plus, a brand new Script Talk video interview with writer/director/actress Djaka Souaré about her journey as a mentor and mentee in the WOCUnite and #StartWith8Hollywood mentorship programs.

The Juxtaposition of Dickinson

The Juxtaposition of Dickinson

Dickinson, AppleTV+, Anonymous Content

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Dickinson creator/showrunner/EP Alena Smith. In this interview, Alena shares her passion for why she created this series, her personal connection to writer Emily Dickinson and writing with a purpose.

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Interview with Flatbush Misdemeanors Co-Creator and Star Dan Perlman

Interview with Flatbush Misdemeanors Co-Creator and Star Dan Perlman

[L-R] Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman in Flatbush Misdemeanors, Showtime

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Flatbush Misdemeanors co-creator and star Dan Perlman about creating a zero budget proof of concept that swept film festivals, collaborating with co-writer Kevin Iso, and the collective humor that the behind-the-scenes team adds to this off-beat Showtime comedy series. 

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Screenwriters: Be the King (Or Queen) Of Your Own Wakanda

Screenwriters: Be the King (Or Queen) Of Your Own Wakanda

Black Panther, Disney

Are screenwriters becoming too business-minded in their creative process?

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Script Talk with WOCUnite #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship Program: Djaka Souaré

Script Talk with WOCUnite #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship Program: Djaka Souaré

Djaka Souaré speaks one-on-one with Cherry Davis about the Women Of Color Unite (WOC Unite) #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship Program.

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Beyond Nepotism: New Ways to Make It in Hollywood

Beyond Nepotism: New Ways to Make It in Hollywood

Your success happens by identifying the best possible connection that aligns with your brand and goals.

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Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

There's nothing funny about learning when to use comedy and comity (OK, maybe a little humor) with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Debut author Shugri Said Salh discusses how wanting to know her mother lead her to writing her coming-of-age novel, The Last Nomad.

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

Does your manuscript need a little more definition, but you’re not sure where to begin? Try these 100 tips to give your words more power.

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson discusses how she never gave up on her story, how she worked through internal doubts, and how research lead her out of romance and into historical fiction.

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WD Presents: Seven New Courses, Writing Prompts, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce seven new courses, our Editorial Calendar, and more!

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.

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Approaching Comedy from a Personal Perspective and Tapping into Your Unique Writer’s Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with masters of comedy, screenwriter Tim Long ('The Simpsons') and writer-director Dan Mazer (Borat Subsequent Movie) about their collaboration on their film 'The Exchange', and filmmaker Trent O’Donnell on his new film 'Ride the Eagle' co-written with actor Jake Johnson ('New Girl'). Plus, tips on how to tap into your unique voice and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not accepting feedback on your writing.

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.