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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.

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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Mark Anthony: On Destigmatizing Paranormal Communication

Mark Anthony: On Destigmatizing Paranormal Communication

Author Mark Anthony hopes to educate and normalize paranormal communication with his new spirituality book, The Afterlife Frequency.

Ways Animals Have Interacted With Writers Through the Centuries

Ways Animals Have Interacted With Writers Through the Centuries

Across the globe and spanning lifetimes, animals have always operated as more than simply animals within the stories they reside. Author Richard Girling discusses how animals have interacted with writers throughout the centuries.

Margaret Verble: On Combining Facts and Imagination in Historical Fiction.

Margaret Verble: On Combining Facts and Imagination in Historical Fiction.

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Verble discusses the process of writing her new historical fiction novel, When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 586

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 scary poem.

Creating Space to Ponder Your Bliss and Relying on Your Inner Compass to Guide Your Writing

Creating Space to Ponder Your Bliss and Relying on Your Inner Compass to Guide Your Writing

What do you do in a world perpetually in fast forward? You create spaces for contemplation. Author Terry Helwig offers advice on creating spaces to ponder your bliss and how to find your inner compass.

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Small Comforts

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about a small comfort.

Gayle Forman: On Challenging Your Gut

Gayle Forman: On Challenging Your Gut

Award-winning author and journalist Gayle Forman discusses the start-and-stop process of writing her new middle grade novel, Frankie & Bug.

One Story: Market Spotlight

One Story: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at One Story, a literary publication that showcases one story in each issue.

Peer vs. Pier (Grammar Rules)

Peer vs. Pier (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between peer vs. pier with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.