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Personal Writing Journeys and How to Deal with Rejection (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, new Reckless Creatives podcast episode about how to deal with rejection, an exclusive interview with The Souvenir Part II writer-director Joanna Hogg, and so much more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, new Reckless Creatives podcast episode about how to deal with rejection, an exclusive interview with The Souvenir Part II writer-director Joanna Hogg, and so much more!

Reckless Creatives Podcast - EP 10 - Rejection Randomness

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Reckless Creatives podcast cohosts Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman share how they handle rejection and offer honest, Real Talk™ solutions of how to turn the sting of disappointment into motivation.

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Creating a Feeling and Time with The Souvenir Part II Writer-Director Joanna Hogg

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Script's editor Sadie Dean speaks with The Souvenir Part II writer-director Joanna about tapping into her younger self and voice from a life lived in the 80s, casting the Swinton's, and why she became a filmmaker.

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Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter David Hal Chester

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Script contributor Nanea Taylor speaks one-on-one with screenwriter David Hal Chester about his writing journey, the characters he's drawn to write about, and much more!

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Rediscovering the Feminine

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Script contributor Terri Coduri Viani interviews Diane Bell on yoga revelations, her journey from hesitant writer to creative coach, and why women need to feel safe to create.

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Attention to Detail: An Interview with Writer-Producer Michael R. Perry

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Script contributor Sonya Alexander interviews award-winning writer-producer Michael R. Perry about his writing collaboration on the horror film Paranormal Activity 2, his writing career, and much more!

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Snakehead Writer-Director Evan Jackson Leong

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Script's editor Sadie Dean speaks with writer-director Evan Jackson Leong about writing Snakehead, immersing himself in the community of New York City's Chinatown, character development, and so much more!

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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Submitting Your Work

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Submitting Your Work

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not submitting your work.

Making Your Fiction a Place You Want To Be

Making Your Fiction a Place You Want To Be

Author Janet Key shares the feeling of not wanting to revisit the world she was creating and the tools she used to help make her fiction a place she wanted to be.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character's backstory change.

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to bring you the first book club pick, Portrait of a Thief, to read along with us.

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

For many writers, self-critique gets in the way of making much progress. Here, author Julia Crouch shares 6 ways to fight your inner critics.

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610

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 "different way of seeing the world" poem.