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Five Things Readers Wish Every Writer Knew (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn five simple but invaluable lessons to make readers’ lives a bit easier and make your script a smoother read.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn five simple but invaluable lessons to make readers’ lives a bit easier and make your script a smoother read. Plus, exclusive interviews with “The Man Who Fell to Earth” television director Joss Agnew, Resurrection writer-director Andrew Semans, Paradise Highway writer-director Anna Gutto, and more!

Looking at Characters from the Inside Out: An Interview with “The Man Who Fell to Earth” Director Joss Agnew

Photo by Aimee Sprinks, SHOWTIME

Joss Agnew shares with Script about the process behind directing episodes 7-8 and the importance of that interview process with the show's creators, how he approaches camera angles for character development, keeping the show tonally consistent and so much more.

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Film Review: Thirteen Lives Edge of Your Seat Visual Storytelling

THIRTEEN LIVES A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit Vince Valitutti

Ron Howard’s directing elevates this from simply being a perilous mission to an endeavor that taps into the deepest aspect of human valor. The rescue scenes are nail-biting, depicting a claustrophobic, volatile environment.

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Writing as Therapy: A Conversation with HYPOCHONDRIAC Writer-Director Addison Heimann

HYPOCHONDRIAC, an XYZ Films release.  Photo courtesy of XYZ Films.

Addison’s freshman feature HYPOCHONDRIAC is not only entertainment but a lifeline for those who might not know what direction to turn in if they have similar issues that are interfering with them leading a healthy, progressive life.

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The Power of a Strong Monologue: A Conversation with Resurrection Writer-Director Andrew Semans

Courtesy of IFC Films

Andrew Semans has constructed a unique horror tale that’s quietly savage. It addresses the responsibility of motherhood, while turning a keen eye on the physical and psychological toll domestic abuse can take.

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A Story Worth Telling: An Interview with Paradise Highway Writer-Director Anna Gutto

Courtesy of Lionsgate

Anna Gutto speaks with Script about the elements that initially inspired this specific story, parallel character development, and writing to direct. Plus, Anna shares invaluable advice for first-time filmmakers.

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Breaking & Entering: Five Things Readers Wish Every Writer Knew

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Five simple but invaluable lessons to make readers’ lives a bit easier and make your script a smoother read. Plus avoid familiar pitfalls that lose our interest, detract from the strength of your story, and make scripts needlessly clutter the page. Use Barri Evins’ pointers to elevate your script rather than knocking it out of the running!

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Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.

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Art and Independence (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” television writer Vanessa Benton, Allegoria writer-director Spider One, Hulu’s Prey screenwriter Patrick Aison and director Dan Trachtenberg, and more!

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

Steven Hartov: On Shocking Truths in Historical Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov discusses the surprising truths he discovered when writing his new historical fiction novel, The Last of the Seven.

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Larry Beinhart: On Rejection Leading to Mystery

Award-winning author Larry Beinhart discusses what he learned in the process of writing his new mystery novel, The Deal Goes Down.

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WD Presents: A Competition Announcement, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Leah Franqui: On Killing Our Critical Inner Voices

Award-winning playwright and author Leah Franqui discusses how she examined her life through a fictive lens with her new novel, After the Hurricane.

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Pacing Your Fight Scene (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch discusses how to pace your story's fight scene and shares three examples from writers who tackle pacing differently.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Rushing the Drafting Process

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is rushing the drafting process.

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

Kwana Jackson: On Finding the Right Home for Your Story

USA Today bestselling author Kwana Jackson discusses writing her new romance novel, Knot Again.