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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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6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

Author and athlete Henriette Lazaridis shares six tips and habits that writers can learn from athletes.

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WD Presents: Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Websites, Our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the deadline to nominate your favorite writing websites, our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and more!

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

From having reverence for the original to making it your own, author Nikki Payne shares four tips for writing a modern retelling.

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Author Valeria Ruelas discusses the process of writing her new book, The Mexican Witch Lifestyle.