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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

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

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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Your Story Writing Prompts

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Due to popular demand, we've assembled all the Your Story writing prompts on WritersDigest.com in one post. Click the link to find each prompt, the winners, and more.

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.

Poetic Forms

Saraband: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the saraband, a septet (or seven-line) form based on a forbidden dance.

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

International bestselling author Karen Hamilton discusses the “then and now” format of her new domestic thriller, The Ex-Husband.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

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 punishment poem.