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Keeping the Emotion of the True Story (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Barri Evins offers writers invaluable pointers on navigating the pitfalls, as well as capturing the potential of the true story, peppered with lots of real-life examples.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Barri Evins offers writers invaluable pointers on navigating the pitfalls, as well as capturing the potential of the true story, peppered with lots of real-life examples. Plus, exclusive interviews with “Andor” writer Tony Gilroy, “Thai Cave Rescue” showrunners Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn, and so much more!

Why Prey Works and Lightyear Doesn’t

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Prey, both as a script and as a crowd pleaser is proof that infusing a script with a clear emotional journey makes a huge difference. And the failure of Lightyear proves what happens when you get it wrong.

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Reckless Creatives Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 3: Writing Routines, Community and Naps: Ralph Walker and the #5amWritersClub

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If your regular routine isn't working, switch it up and give an early start a try!

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Tony Gilroy on the Screenwriting of “Andor”

Cassian Andor Diego Luna in Lucasfilm's ANDOR exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd.  TM. All Rights Reserved.

Script magazine caught up with screenwriter Tony Gilroy after the official launch event for the show and talked to him about his process, the structure of the show, and how he works.

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Keeping the Emotion of the True Story: Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn Discuss “Thai Cave Rescue”

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“Thai Cave Rescue” gives us the perspective of the in-peril boys. Getting to know the boys provides an emotional foundation the other movies don’t have. Written by showrunners Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn, the six-episode series has just the right dose of wit, drama, and action.

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Don't Worry Darling Film Review

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The film aspires to be a meditation on patriarchal capitalism and retro-steeped nihilism but comes off like a grad school thesis film.

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Breaking & Entering: Truth or Consequences? Telling The True Story

Truth or Consequences

True stories are as compelling as they are challenging to write. Barri Evins offers writers invaluable pointers on navigating the pitfalls, as well as capturing the potential of the true story, peppered with lots of real-life examples.

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November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

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 29 features our fifth (and final) Two-for-Tuesday prompt.

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A Twist on the Holiday Romantic Comedy (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, acclaimed filmmaker Charles Shyer shares with Script his twist on the holiday romantic comedy in his new film The Noel Diary, and more.

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Sugar House Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Sugar House Review, a nonprofit poetry publication based out of Utah.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

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 28 is remix time.

Brian Lee Durfee: On Finishing a Fantasy Trilogy

Brian Lee Durfee: On Finishing a Fantasy Trilogy

Artist and author Brian Lee Durfee discusses what it felt like to write the final sentence in his Five Warrior Angels trilogy with his novel, The Lonesome Crown.

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WD Presents: 5 WDU Courses, our Short Short Story Competition, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce 5 WDU courses, our short short story competition deadline, and more!

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

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 27 is all about resolutions.

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Preslaysa Williams: On Finding Hope in Romance

Award-winning author Preslaysa Williams discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal.

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.