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Film and TV Show Reviews and Writing What You Know (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Script contributor Tom Stempel reviews the latest in film and television show releases, an exclusive interview with Lamb screenwriter Sjón, and much more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Script contributor Tom Stempel reviews the latest in film and television show releases, an exclusive interview with Lamb screenwriter Sjón, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: It’s (Bleep)kicking and Elderly White Guy Week at Understanding Screenwriting

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Script contributor Tom Stempel is dealing with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Cry Macho, The Father, "Scenes from a Marriage", and "Impeachment: American Crime Story."

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An Economy of Words: An Interview with Lamb Screenwriter Sjón

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Script contributor Sonya Alexander interviews Lamb screenwriter Sjón about his writing background, the inspiration for the film, and collaboration with co-writer and director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

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June Mathis: An Eye for Talent

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch pulls back the curtain on one of Hollywood's most overseen and prolific trailblazers, June Mathis.

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Being Vulnerable on the Page with Punch Drunk Filmmaker Emily Lerer

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Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Punch Drunk filmmaker Emily Lerer about her very personal connection to the story, her collaboration with her key team, casting, and why she writes to direct.

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Horror Screenwriters on the Verge Spotlights Screenwriter Lisa Jay

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Script contributor Nanea Taylor speaks with up-and-coming Horror screenwriter Lisa Jay about writing to direct, why Lisa is personally drawn to writing in the horror genre, and the importance of her characters.

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Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610

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 "different way of seeing the world" poem.

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

From in-person interviews to scouring the web for credible sources, journalist Alison Hill shares tips on how to research topics like a journalist.

Can I Have Your Attention?

Can I Have Your Attention?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an announcement is about to change the course of history.

Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting

Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting

Emmy nominated comedy writer Glenn Boozan discusses how a funny piece of perspective turned into her new humor book, There Are Moms Way Worse Than You.

From Script

Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Girl from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series.

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.

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The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.