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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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Marshal vs Martial vs Marital (Grammar Rules)

Marshal vs. Martial vs. Marital (Grammar Rules)

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

5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year

5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year

Editor Michael Woodson reflects on past writing ups and downs and lists five changes he's making to his writing process this year.

Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth

Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth

When does historical accuracy go too far, and how often is it gatekeeping? Author Elizabeth Everett discusses historical anachronisms in romance.

Kyla Zhao: On Writing Away Homesickness

Kyla Zhao: On Writing Away Homesickness

Author Kyla Zhao discusses writing the book she wanted to read with her debut novel, The Fraud Squad.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Correct Conspiracy

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Correct Conspiracy

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, a conspiracy theory is proven true.

4 Tips for Writing Historical Fantasy Fiction

4 Tips for Writing Historical Fantasy Fiction

The photograph that inspired author Amanda Glaze to write her novel was only the beginning. Here, she shares four tips for writing a historical fantasy fiction.

Chitra Divakaruni: On Capturing the Struggle for Independence

Chitra Divakaruni: On Capturing the Struggle for Independence

Award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni discusses the human side of India’s fight for independence in her new historical novel, Independence.

These Words Were Meant for You: Publishing Thoughts for the Minority Writer

These Words Were Meant for You: Publishing Thoughts for the Minority Writer

A new diagnosis led author Maria Dong to examine common writerly advice and who that advice benefits. Here, she discusses publishing for the minority writer.

Income Tax Management for a Freelancer

Income Tax Management for a Freelancer

Being your own boss is a reality for many full-time writers, but being your own boss means tracking your income in a unique way. Here, C. Hope Clark discusses income tax management for a freelancer.