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Building a Script Library, Seeking a Universal Script Structure Method, and Finding Courses (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, writing coach Jenna Avery answers answer questions from writers about having more than one script when querying, using a unified story structure method and next steps with writing classes.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, writing coach Jenna Avery answers answer questions from writers about having more than one script when querying, using a unified story structure method and next steps with writing classes. Plus, exclusive interviews with DC League of Super-Pets writer and director Jared Stern, “Gundog” sci-fi serial creator Gary Whitta, and more!

New Course from Script University—Write Your Idea

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Script University is excited to introduce our brand new course, Write Your Idea! This is a six-week intensive workshop in which you will have the opportunity to use a tried-and-true formula to help you get your initial ideas out of your head and onto the page.

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Storyteller in Chief: Interview with DC League of Super-Pets Writer, Director, and Producer Jared Stern

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Jared Stern speaks with Script about his filmmaking journey, his humble beginnings in animation, how the idea of Super-Pets came to be, his writing routine and so much more!

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From Ireland to Palestine Gene Gauntier Invented Location Filming

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on filmmaking trailblazer Gene Gauntier.

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Wanting Stories to Find an Audience: An Interview with “Gundog” Sci-Fi Serial Creator Gary Whitta

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Gary Whitta speaks with Script about creating and producing “Gundog,” creatively pivoting to different mediums to get his work produced, premiering “Gundog” to a live Twitch audience weekly for all nine-episodes, and so much more.

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Ask the Coach: Odds & Ends—Building a Script Library, Seeking a Universal Script Structure Method, and Finding Courses

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As writers, there’s a lot to sort through — advice out there in the world about how to go about marketing our work (including mine!), what story creation methods to follow, and what courses to take.

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Anti-Lion King: Beast Film Review

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The majesty of the lion is overshadowed by man’s self-importance, making for an anemic actioner.

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4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

From having reverence for the original to making it your own, author Nikki Payne shares four tips for writing a modern retelling.

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Author Valeria Ruelas discusses the process of writing her new book, The Mexican Witch Lifestyle.

What Is the Hook, the Book, and Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

What Is the Hook, the Book, and the Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

Find out what "the hook, the book, and the cook" are in relation to writing query letters and pitching books to literary agents and book editors. This post answers the question of what each one is and how to successfully assemble the pieces.

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Author Chloe Liese makes a case for the romance genre being the natural home for retellings, and shares some tips on how to write a successful romance retelling of literary classics.