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How to Set Time Aside to Write (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, get inspired by Script contributor Jenna Avery’s seven ways to create a productive writing routine, learn about female trailblazer Eve Unsell, The Power of the Dog movie review from contributor Tom Stempel, and much more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, get inspired by Script contributor Jenna Avery’s seven ways to create a productive writing routine, learn about female trailblazer Eve Unsell, The Power of the Dog movie review from contributor Tom Stempel, plus an interview with Paramount+ Rumble director and co-writer Hamish Grieve, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: More Than the Usual Grab Bag of Stuff

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in THE POWER OF THE DOG.

Script contributor Tom Stempel gets in at least one highly touted new film, The Power of the Dog; some more on the TV miniseries “Impeachment,” one book on 12 Angry Men and another on Darryl F. Zanuck, and then a slight dig at the new Academy Museum.

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Shaping Reality: An Interview with Prolific Emmy-Nominated Television Creator and Producer Mark Cronin

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In this informative and candid interview, prolific reality television producer Mark Cronin shares with Script how he got his start in reality TV, from starting out as a comedy writer on “The Howard Stern Show,” the responsibility a reality TV producer carries in finding and shaping stories, and what he hopes the future of reality TV storytelling looks like.

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Screenwriter Eve Unsell, Hitchcock’s Mentor Who Saved Universal’s European Operation

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on screenwriter Eve Unsell, who accumulated nearly 100 credits as a screenwriter while writing for notable stars including Mary Pickford, Lon Chaney, Clara Bow, Baby Peggy and Jack Benny.

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Back to the Drawing Board with Rumble Director and Co-Writer Hamish Grieve

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Rumble director and co-writer Hamish Grieve shares with Script how he tackled thematic elements through story development, his personal connection to the story and characters, the process of making an animated film, and collaborating with his editor.

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TV Writer Podcast 124 - Lee Jessup (Career Coach, Author)

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This week, host Gray Jones interviews screen & TV writer career coach Lee Jessup, who recently published the book Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career.

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Ask the Coach: How Much Should I Plan My Writing Time?

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Script contributor Jenna Avery shares seven ways to plan a productive and consistent writing routine in this month's “Ask the Coach.”

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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

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.