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Short Film Goals, Writing the Cinematic Experience on the Page and Sundance Film Festival 2022 (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, set your creative goals with a monthly guide to write and produce your short film, provided by Script contributor Rebecca Norris Resnick. Plus, an exclusive interview with Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan, a Sundance Film Festival 2022 day one recap, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, set your creative goals with a monthly guide to write and produce your short film, provided by Script contributor Rebecca Norris Resnick. Plus, an exclusive interview with Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan about his new film The Tender Bar, a Sundance Film Festival 2022 day one recap, and so much more!

Tandem Writing on the Open Road

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Chicago-based writers Rocco Cataldo and Amy Guth discuss how they collaborated on their script, Open Road, which recently earned Best Screenplay honors at the 2021 Los Angeles TV, Script & Film Festival.

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TRUE INDIE: Make 2022 The Year You Shoot Your Short Film - A Monthly Guide

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Been itching to write and produce a short film? Make this your year! Rebecca Norris Resnick guides you through three steps you can take every month to write, shoot, edit, and get your film out to festivals in less than 12 months.

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Screenwriter Sarah Yeiser Mason - The Little Woman that Wrote Little Women Well

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on Academy Award-winning screenwriter and trailblazer Sarah Yeiser Mason.

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Edward Drake Dives into Spec Scripts, Directing During Covid and His New Film, American Siege with Bruce Willis

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Filmmaker Edward Drake discusses his career, the creative process, and his new film, American Siege with Bruce Willis and Timothy V. Murphy.

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Ask the Coach: Odds & Ends — God or god? Horror feedback? Script formatting? + more!

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Script contributor Jenna Avery addresses a collection of shorter questions that haven’t quite warranted a full article but are useful nonetheless, from formatting to finding feedback for horror writers, capitalizing nouns and proper nouns, and more!

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Writing a Cinematic Experience on the Page with The Tender Bar Screenwriter William Monahan

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Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan shares insight about adapting non-fiction work, taking your job seriously as a screenwriter and artist, and immersing yourself in your work.

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The Tiger Rising: Children's Author Kate DiCamillo and Filmmaker Ray Giarratana Discuss a Story's Flexibility and Intention

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Children's author Kate DiCamillo and filmmaker Ray Giarratana share with Script their collaboration process, how Ray's visual effects background came into play, and the realities of adapting a book to screen.

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Sundance Film Festival 2022 – A Welcoming Virtual Experience

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Script's Editor Sadie Dean virtually attends the Sundance Film Festival 2022 and provides a recap of the overall experience of what day one had to offer.

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Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.

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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.