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Breaking into Hollywood and the Importance of Networking (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, screenwriter Zack Ford is back with part two of his Hollywood saga, from his film Watcher’s Sundance premiere to becoming a Hollywood producer. Plus, the pros and cons of a vomit draft, the importance of being prepared when networking, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, screenwriter Zack Ford is back with part two of his Hollywood saga, from his film Watcher's Sundance premiere to becoming a Hollywood producer. Plus, the pros and cons of a vomit draft, the importance of being prepared when networking, and an exclusive interview with Not Going Quietly documentary filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman.

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Secrets, Secrets. And More Secrets.

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Shh! Tom is dealing with three movies which deal with secrets in very different ways: Operation Mincemeat, The 355, and The Lost Daughter.

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Could a “Vomit Draft” Be a Terrible Idea?

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A “vomit draft” is only worthwhile if you are emotionally prepared to write a radically different second draft.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with Producer, Actress, and First Bloom Films Co-Founder, Katherine Waddell

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Balloon Animal

Katherine Waddell shares with Script her creative mission as a producer, the importance of creating an LLC as a creative, and puts great emphasis on why you should always be prepared when networking.

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Creating Emotional Balance with Not Going Quietly Filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman

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Not Going Quietly

Not Going Quietly filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman shares with Script about the film's story trajectory, the collaboration with both co-writer and producer Amanda Roddy and editor Kent Bassett, and the future of documentary filmmaking.

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How I Hijacked Hollywood: Part Two

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Zack Ford

Screenwriter Zack Ford is back with part two of his Hollywood saga; from moving to Beverly Hills, production on Watcher, and the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022, to becoming a Hollywood producer.

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5 Unexpected Benefits to Writing a Supernatural Love Interest

5 Unexpected Benefits to Writing a Supernatural Love Interest

Who says ghost can’t have a little fun? Author Ashley Poston shares 5 benefits to writing a supernatural love interest.

Stephen J. West: On Art and Masculinity

Stephen J. West: On Art and Masculinity

Writer Stephen J. West discusses the decade-long process of writing his new nonfiction novel, Soft-Boiled.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 616

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 deep thoughts poem.

Writing a Debut Novel as a Woman of a Certain Age

Writing a Debut Novel as a Woman of a Certain Age

Debut novelist Barbara Graham discusses the experience of publishing her debut novel in her 70s and how life experience made her story more powerful.

In a Dream

In a Dream

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, set your story inside a dream.

Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top general resource websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

From Our Readers

What Book Ended in a Way That You Didn’t Expect but Was Perfect Anyway?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What book ended in a way that you didn’t expect but was perfect anyway? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

From Script

A Deep Emotional Drive To Tell Stories (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read interviews with filmmakers Wendey Stanzler and Maria Judice. Plus a one-on-one interview with Austin Film Festival’s executive director Barbara Morgan.

Paul Tremblay: On Starting With the Summary

Paul Tremblay: On Starting With the Summary

Award-winning author Paul Tremblay discusses how a school-wide assembly inspired his new horror novel, The Pallbearers Club.