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Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, a special interview with Paramount+ showrunner Ali Schouten, a new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode with independent filmmaker Skyler Lawson, finding a creative community that empowers your creative sensibilities, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, a special interview with Paramount+ showrunner Ali Schouten, a new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode with independent filmmaker Skyler Lawson, finding a creative community that empowers your creative sensibilities, and more!

Reckless Creatives Podcast - From Farm to Celluloid: Skyler Lawson Brings Cinema Back Home

Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)

When you have an Indiana grain field, a high-school sweetheart, and a dream, what do you do? You make a film, of course! Writer/director Skyler Lawson talks with Sadie Dean and Jeanne Bowerman about the monumental task of bringing his film, Whelm, to life ... on celluloid, no less!

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: The End of Netflix

Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)

Hello to Dom, the gang and some other interesting characters and bye-bye to Netflix as we deal with F9: The Fast Saga, @Zola, Jungle Cruise, Always Be My Maybe.

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Cultivate Your Creative Community: NYC Women Filmmakers

Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)

There are community and global film/TV/writing groups all over the world that strive to empower content creators, media makers, screenwriters and filmmakers. Here are some ideas about finding the right one that is a fit with your sensibility.

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Embracing Your Unique Writer's Voice with "iCarly" Showrunner Ali Schouten

Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews "iCarly" showrunner and writer Ali Schouten about her career, leaning into her personal stories to find her voice as a writer and rebooting the beloved television show "iCarly" for Paramount+.

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Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Journalist and author Daniel Paisner discusses the process of writing his new literary fiction novel, Balloon Dog.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 614

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 summer poem.

Give Your Characters a Psych Eval

Give Your Fictional Characters a Psych Eval

TV writer, producer, and novelist Joshua Senter explains why characters can do absolutely anything, but it's important to give them a psych eval to understand what can lead them there.

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Writer's Digest Presents: Vacation Reads (Podcast, Episode 6)

In the sixth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about what makes for a good vacation read, plus a conversation with authors Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser and our first ever WD Book Club selection from debut author Grace D. Li.

Trend Chaser

Trend Chaser

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an attempt to join an online trend has gone wrong.