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How to Write from a Place of Truth and Desire and Bending the Rules in Screenwriting (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with screenwriter Steven Knight (Spencer), Mike Mills (C'mon C'mon), and David Mitchell (Matrix Resurrection). Plus, how to utilize your vulnerability in your writing and different perspectives on screenwriting structure.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with screenwriter Steven Knight (Spencer), Mike Mills (C'mon C'mon), and David Mitchell (Matrix Resurrection). Plus, how to utilize your vulnerability in your writing and different perspectives on screenwriting structure.

Writing from a Place of Truth and Desire with Bud Short Film Screenwriters Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner

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Bud director and co-writer Zach Woods, along with long-time collaborator and co-writer Brandon Gardner talk about their writing process and collaboration, screenwriting craft, influences, and exploring different pathways to find your unique voice, and how comedy and drama go hand in hand.

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: That Time of the Year

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For his Special Holiday Double Issue, Tom gets a surprise, and then looks at a number of awards-grovellers such as Cyrano, Nightmare Alley, Don’t Look Up, West Side Story, and Parallel Mothers, then leaves you with a present for next Christmas.

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From NYC to LA - Sonja O'Hara's Filmmaking Journey to Mid-Century

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Canadian-born filmmaker Sonja O’Hara takes stock in her NYC and LA experience en route to the production of new film called Mid-Century.

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TV Writer Podcast 127 - TV / Comic Writer Jay Faerber ("Supergirl", "Zoo", "Ringer")

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This week, learn about how to break in to both comic writing and TV writing, as host Gray Jones interviews TV & comic writer Jay Faerber.

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How Spencer Screenwriter Steven Knight Created Surrealism by Heightening Reality

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Spencer screenwriter Steven Knight talks about pivoting away from biopic conventions, creating a specific timeline and storyline structure, finding the narrative in the details, and the distinct connection between Anne Boleyn and Princess Diana.

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Spanish Director Luis Prieto Talks Storytelling, Filmmaking Craft and His Latest Film, Shattered Starring John Malkovich

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Shattered director Luis Prieto talks about his filmmaking career starting as an editor in Spain, the collaboration behind the scenes on Shattered, and working with a great cast, including John Malkovich.

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Using Words as a Doorway to Infinite Possibilities: An Interview with David Mitchell

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Author, screenwriter, and television writer David Mitchell shares his thoughts about writing novels, co-writing Matrix Resurrections, choosing names for characters, and the difference between writing for film, television, and novels.

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How Fatherhood and Asking Uncomfortable Questions Shaped the Storytelling Behind C'mon C'mon with Writer-Director Mike Mills

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C'mon C'mon writer-director Mike Mills talks about his approach to storytelling, what he taps into personally and emotionally to create worlds and the characters that inhabit them, about his filmmaking influences, and being comfortable with being honest on the page.

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November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 26 requires a second thought.

12 Books That Make Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season

12 Books That Make Perfect Gifts This Holiday Season

Here are 12 books released in 2022 that make perfect gifts this holiday season for the reader in your life.

Writing a Nonfiction Crime Story in a Literary Style

Writing a Nonfiction Crime Story in a Literary Style

Rigorous research, incorporating  authentic dialogue, and adding details from true-to-life moments, author Deborah Larkin shares how she wrote a nonfiction crime story in a literary style.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 25 gets serious.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Deal

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Deal

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character make a deal.

5 Rules of Ethical Journalism

5 Rules of Ethical Journalism

Alison Hill shares five rules of ethical journalism and shines a light on why more and more people may be growing weary of journalism and journalists.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 24 considers what it's all for.

12 Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Cookbook

12 Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Cookbook

Cookbook author Deanna Martinez-Bey shares 12 pros and cons of self-publishing your cookbook to help you make the best choice for you and your manuscript.

Chloe Liese: On Changing Character Dynamics in Romance

Chloe Liese: On Changing Character Dynamics in Romance

Author Chloe Liese discusses the classic Shakespeare play that inspired her new romance novel, Two Wrongs Make a Right.