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Storytellers Behind the Scenes (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, read exclusive interviews with South of Heaven writer-director Aharon Keshales, Neil D’Monte who is one of Hollywood’s most sought after storyboard and concept artists, and Emmy nominated children’s television animation writer Denise Downer.

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read exclusive interviews with South of Heaven writer-director Aharon Keshales, Neil D’Monte who is one of Hollywood’s most sought after storyboard and concept artists, and Emmy nominated children’s television animation writer Denise Downer.

Crush Aims to Keep Us Connected

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Script contributor Rich Monetti interviews New York City-based writer and actress Shai Frumkin about her short film Crush that made waves through the film festival circuit, including Festival De Cannes - Court Metrage.

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Interview with Storyboard and Concept Artist, Filmmaker, and Musician Neil D'Monte

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Script contributor Michael Lee Simpson interviews multi-hyphenate creative Neil D'Monte about his work as a storyboard and concept artist on some of the biggest blockbusters to date, the collaboration process with directors and DPs, and what inspired him to become a storyboard/concept artist.

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A Motivational Twist on the Hero’s Journey with South of Heaven Writer-Director Aharon Keshales

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Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews South of Heaven writer-director Aharon Keshales about his filmmaking journey, developing the story from a personal perspective, world-building with his actors, and his collaboration process with his director of photography to create a specific color palette to set the cinematic tone of the story.

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Bringing Hope and Joy to Children’s Animation with Emmy Nominated Television Writer, Denise Downer

Bringing Hope and Joy to Children’s Animation with Emmy Nominated Television Writer, Denise Downer

Emmy nominated children's television animation writer Denise Downer shares insight about writing for children's animation, the responsibilities of a story editor, writing for streaming platforms, and more!

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A Conversation With Baron R. Birtcher On Social Media

A Conversation With Baron R. Birtcher on Social Media: Bestseller. No Website. No Me. (Killer Writers)

Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his series of interviews with mystery, thriller, and suspense authors. Here he has a conversation with bestselling novelist Baron R. Birtcher about author websites and social media.

How a Book Distributor Ended Up Selling Her Own Book

How a Book Distributor Ended Up Selling Her Own Book

Davida G. Breier’s publishing story is certainly one for the books. Here she discusses how, as a books distributor, she ended up selling her debut novel.

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.