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Supporting AAPI Storytellers and Tapping into Mythical World Building (From Script)

In this week’s round-up from ScriptMag.com, meet South-East-Asian-American filmmakers and screenwriters, plus interviews with screenwriter Emma Needell and comic book writer/artist Matt Kindt, TV medical advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried, and more!

In this week’s round-up from ScriptMag.com, meet South-East-Asian-American filmmakers and screenwriters, plus interviews with screenwriter Emma Needell and comic book writer/artist Matt Kindt, TV medical advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried, and more!

South-East-Asian-American Stories You Need to Know About

South-East-Asian-American Stories You Need to Know About

Script contributor Thuc Nguyen shines a light on ten, one of many, South-East-Asian-American filmmakers and screenwriters you and Hollywood should have your eye on.

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INTERVIEW: The Water Man Screenwriter Emma Needell

INTERVIEW: The Water Man Screenwriter Emma Needell

The Water Man, an RLJE films release. Photo courtesy of Karen Ballard.

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews The Water Man screenwriter Emma Needell. They talk about her adventurous spirit as a child who conjured stories around world-building and myth-making, her journey as a screenwriter to writing and making The Water Man, and her successful collaboration with director David Oyelowo. Plus, she shares invaluable advice and insight for all writers about writing what you're passionate about.

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Interview: Q&A with Matt Kindt

Interview: Q&A with Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt

Script contributor Sonya Alexander speaks with comic book writer and illustrator Matt Kindt about his latest collaboration with Keanu Reeves on Boom! Studios’ BRZRKR and his career journey in the comic book world.

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Meet Medical TV Advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried

Meet Medical TV Advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried

Dr. Oren Gottfried

Neurosurgeon Dr. Oren Gottfried shares his journey from working as a surgeon to offering his expertise and wealth of knowledge to hit medical TV dramas like The Good Doctor and Chicago Med, as well as his path to his first "story by" credit.

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MEET THE READER: "King Kong, Overloaded Scripts, and Popcorn"

MEET THE READER: "King Kong, Overloaded Scripts, and Popcorn"

Godzilla vs. Kong, Warner Bros.

Feature films tend to work best when they focus on a single core idea and develop it to its fullest in order to get the most out of its dramatic potential and entertainment potential. Ray Morton shares his thoughts on why he believes too much story got in the way of popcorn movie Godzilla vs. Kong.

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WD Presents: 6 WDU Courses, an Upcoming Virtual Conference, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce six new WDU courses, a romance writing virtual conference, and more!

Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Past experiences taught bestselling author Alan Russell to tread lightly when it came to collaborating on projects. Here, he discusses how the right person and the right story helped him go from a “me” to a “we.”

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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!

Your Story Writing Prompts

94 Your Story Writing Prompts

Due to popular demand, we've assembled all the Your Story writing prompts on WritersDigest.com in one post. Click the link to find each prompt, the winners, and more.

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.

Poetic Forms

Saraband: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the saraband, a septet (or seven-line) form based on a forbidden dance.

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

International bestselling author Karen Hamilton discusses the “then and now” format of her new domestic thriller, The Ex-Husband.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.