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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.

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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5 Tips for Keeping Your Writing Rolling

5 Tips for Keeping Your Writing Rolling

The occasional bump in the writing process is normal, but it can be difficult to work through. Here, author Genevieve Essig shares five ways to keep your writing rolling.

From Script

How to Write from a Place of Truth and Desire and Bending the Rules in Screenwriting (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with screenwriter Steven Knight (Spencer), Mike Mills (C'mon C'mon), and David Mitchell (Matrix Resurrection). Plus, how to utilize your vulnerability in your writing and different perspectives on screenwriting structure.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Forgetting To Read

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Forgetting To Read

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is forgetting to read.

Tapping Your Memories for Emotional Truths on the Page

Tapping Your Memories for Emotional Truths on the Page

Sharing even a fraction of our feelings with our characters will help our stories feel more authentic. Here, Kris Spisak explains how to tap into our memories to tell emotional truths on the page.

Poetic Forms

Trinet: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the trinet, a seven-line form based on word count.

Tammye Huf: On Real Love That Sparked Inspiration

Tammye Huf: On Real Love That Sparked Inspiration

Debut novelist Tammye Huf discusses how her own familial love story inspired her historical fiction novel, A More Perfect Union.

Announcing the Second Annual Personal Essay Awards Winners

Announcing the Second Annual Personal Essay Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the second annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards!

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Going Rogue

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Going Rogue

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character go rogue.

How to Love Writing a Book

How to Love Writing a Book

When you’re in the weeds of the writing process, it’s easy to lose sight of why you started in the first place. Here, author Radhika Sanghani shares her tips on how to love the process of writing your book.