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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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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.

Rhys Bowen: On Knowing Your Characters Inside and Out

Rhys Bowen: On Knowing Your Characters Inside and Out

New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen discusses how knowing her characters so well made for an easier writing process in her new book, God Rest Ye Royal Gentlemen.