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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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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.