Interviews with Independent Filmmakers and Advice on How to Find an Idea Person for Your Story (From Script)

In this week’s round-up, interviews with independent filmmakers who used their entrepreneurial skillsets to make their horror films to topical coming of age stories and advice on how to find the right idea person for your stories.
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In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with independent filmmakers who used their entrepreneurial skillsets to make their horror films to topical coming of age stories, and advice on how to find the right idea person for your stories. Plus, a new column, “Where Genre Has No Limits,” shining a light on screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy.

INTERVIEW: Mood Swings Creator/Writer/Producer Crystal Hunt

INTERVIEW: Mood Swings Creator/Writer/Producer Crystal Hunt

Mood Swings creator/writer/producer shares her show’s journey, her acting background as a successful soap actress, and what she’s learned from her many years in the industry that has helped better serve her writing, producing, and as an overall leader on her TV show.

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Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy

Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy

In this new column, Script contributor Nanea Taylor shines the spotlight on screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Take Out Girl Director/Co-Writer Hisonni Johnson

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Take Out Girl Director/Co-Writer Hisonni Johnson

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Take Out Girl director/co-writer Hisonni Johnson about his filmmaking journey starting out in Milwaukee, surrounded by a crack epidemic and gang violence, to picking up his first camera, moving to Los Angeles, and creating universal stories for people by the people.

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Interview with Seance Writer/Director Simon Barrett

Interview with Seance Writer/Director Simon Barrett

Seance writer/director Simon Barrett shares insight behind his love of the horror genre, how he broke into the business, working on the cult favorite film VHS, and his fascinating background as a private investigator.

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Ask the Coach: How Can I Find an Idea Person for My Story?

Ask the Coach: How Can I Find an Idea Person for My Story?

Welcome back to “Ask the Coach.” As a writing coach, I answer questions from writers about how to make the work of writing happen, as well as tackling craft questions in my editorial capacity. In today’s article, I’m answering a question about finding an idea person.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Dementia: Part II Filmmakers Matt Mercer and Mike Testin

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Dementia: Part II Filmmakers Matt Mercer and Mike Testin

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Dementia: Part II filmmakers Matt Mercer and Mike Testin. The filmmakers share their collaboration process and how they made their low-budget indie horror movie in five weeks.

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Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.

From Script

Approaching Comedy from a Personal Perspective and Tapping into Your Unique Writer’s Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with masters of comedy, screenwriter Tim Long ('The Simpsons') and writer-director Dan Mazer (Borat Subsequent Movie) about their collaboration on their film 'The Exchange', and filmmaker Trent O’Donnell on his new film 'Ride the Eagle' co-written with actor Jake Johnson ('New Girl'). Plus, tips on how to tap into your unique voice and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

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 accepting feedback on your writing.

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Proest Dalgron: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn proest dalgron, a Welsh quatrain form.

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

In this post, we look at what a palindrome is when it comes to writing, including several examples of palindromes.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time to set a trap.

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

Children's author Christine Evans shares how repetition is good for growing readers and gives you the tools to write your story's perfect refrain.

From Our Readers

Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.