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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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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

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 having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Journalist and author Daniel Paisner discusses the process of writing his new literary fiction novel, Balloon Dog.