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Navigating Screenplay Competition Scores and Meeting the New Gossip Girl (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, an exclusive interview with the reimagining of Gossip Girl with creator/showrunner/writer Joshua Safran, navigating screenwriting contests, and a brand new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode.

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, an exclusive interview with the reimagining of Gossip Girl with creator/showrunner/writer Joshua Safran, navigating screenwriting contests, and a brand new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode.

Short Circuit: It’s Not Me, It’s YOU - The "Reader Factor"

Short Circuit: It’s Not Me, It’s YOU - The "Reader Factor"

Screenwriter Dan Goforth takes you into screenplay competition scores, and how the reader comes into play.

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Reckless Creatives Podcast - Episode 4 "Lucia Lucas & James Kicklighter: The Value of Authenticity, Taking Risks, and the Challenges of Living as an Artist ... and Opera. Yes, Opera"

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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman talks with opera singer Lucia Lucas and The Sound of Identity's director, James Kicklighter.

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There’s a New "Gossip Girl" in Class

There’s a New "Gossip Girl" in Class

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Joshua Safran, the creator, showrunner, writer, and executive producer of the much-anticipated reimagining of "Gossip Girl." They take a deep dive into the beginning of his writing career to landing the original "Gossip Girl," and his personal connection to the characters. Plus, Josh shares practical advice for writers who want to break into a writer's room.

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Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.

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WD Presents: 7 WDU Courses, a Chat With Ran Walker, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce even WDU courses, a chat about flash fiction with Ran Walker, and more!

Christopher Stollar | How to Crowdfund Your Book

How to Crowdfund Your Book

Crowdfunding in publishing has received a lot of attention in recent months. Successful crowd-funder and author Chris Stollar shares his tips for realistic and practical tips to make crowdfunding work for you.

12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

How much backstory is too much backstory, and how do we know when we haven’t given enough? Here, bestselling author Jenna Kernan offers six dos and six don’ts of revealing critical backstory in a novel.

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

Award-winning novelist and playwright Lynne Kaufman discusses the differences, similarities, and benefits of turning your play into a novel.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is thinking there's not enough room for your story.

The Head and the Heart: 5-Minute Memoir

The Head and the Heart: 5-Minute Memoir

In this article from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest, Lauryne Wright writes about rejection, rumination, and staying true to the creative voice inside ourselves.

Sophie Irwin: On Connecting With Readers

Sophie Irwin: On Connecting With Readers

Author Sophie Irwin discusses her pipe-dream-turned-reality of writing her historical fiction rom-com, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting.

Getting Started Writing a Beach Book

Getting Started Writing a Beach Book

Sun, sand, and surf are only a fraction of what a beachside setting can bring to your stories. Here, bestselling author Amy Clipston helps us get started writing a beach book.