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Creating Short Films as a Proof of Concept and Writing Routine Strategies (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with filmmakers April Maxey and Brian Skiba and how their short films served as a proof of concept for features. Plus, learn different strategies on how to create a routine or container for your writing practice, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with filmmakers April Maxey and Brian Skiba and how their short films served as a proof of concept for features. Plus, learn different strategies on how to create a routine or container for your writing practice, and Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on author turned Hollywood screenwriter Elinor Glyn.

Economic Storytelling with Sundance Short Film Work Writer-Director April Maxey

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Filmmaker April Maxey speaks with Script about how she started out as a filmmaker, workshopping the short through the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and the types of stories she's driven to tell.

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Elinor Glyn Recognized "It" Before Anyone Else—Because She Had "It"

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on author turned Hollywood screenwriter Elinor Glyn.

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TV Writer Podcast 129 - Comedy Guru Steve Kaplan

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Want to get to the heart of comedy? Look no further than this week's episode, as host Gray Jones interviews comedy guru Steve Kaplan.

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Ask the Coach: Superstitious About Writing Time?

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Script contributor Jenna Avery shares different strategies on how to create a routine or container for your writing practice, without being afraid to experiment and refine.

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Arizona Filmmaker Brian Skiba on His Lionsgate Thriller Pursuit Starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch

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Brian Skiba has explored a wide spectrum of genres and mediums, working as the ultimate chameleon of filmmakers. Read our interview with Skiba as he discusses his fascinating creative journey.

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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.

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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.

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WD Presents: An Interview with Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser, 5 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our interview with Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser, 5 WDU courses, and more!

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

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

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Author Ashley Poston discusses how she combined her love of ghost stories, romance, and books into her new romance novel, The Dead Romantics.

Choosing Which Movements To Put in Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Choosing Which Movements To Put in Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how much of a fight's details to actually put into a story, and how even with fight scenes sometimes less is more.

5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction, by Piper Huguley

5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Author Piper Huguley shares her five research tips for writing historical fiction that readers love and writers love as well.

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Learn more about 40 Plot Twist Prompts for Writers, Volume 2: ALL NEW Writing Ideas for Taking Your Stories in New Directions, by Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer. Discover fun and interesting ways to move your stories from beginning to end.