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Navigating Indie Filmmaking and Storytelling (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with independent filmmakers whose short films and features have premiered at Sundance and SXSW. Plus, a new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode with Watcher screenwriter and producer Zack Ford.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with independent filmmakers whose short films and features have premiered at Sundance and SXSW. Plus, a new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode with Watcher screenwriter and producer Zack Ford.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with SXSW Short Film Radical Honesty Screenwriter Allison Goldfarb and Director Bianca Poletti

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Radical Honesty screenwriter Allison Goldfarb and director Bianca Poletti share with Script their personal connection to the film's subject matter, their collaborative partnership, and what's next in development from the short film.

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Interview with Sundance Short Film You Go Girl Cinematographer Tyler Maddox

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You Go Girl cinematographer Tyler Maddox shares Script about his collaborative process with the film's director Shariffa Ali, what personally draws him to material, and about his go to camera the Canon C500ii, and more!

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with SXSW Feature Film Pretty Problems Filmmakers Michael Tennant, Britt Rentschler and Kestrin Pantera

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Pretty Problems filmmakers Michael Tennant, Britt Rentschler and Kestrin Pantera share with Script how this story idea came to fruition, the writing and collaborative process between the writers and director, the importance of table reads and more!

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Reckless Creatives Podcast - EP 14 - Zack Ford Hijacked Hollywood

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Screenwriter and producer Zack Ford is one cool dude. It's the unbelievably ballsy thing he did when his back was against the wall and quitting was not an option.

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Writer's Digest Interview | Marlon James Quote

The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

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WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

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The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

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Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.