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SXSW Film Festival and Female Screenwriters and Directors (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Script’s editor attends the SXSW Film Festival in person; learn about screenwriting trailblazer Hope Loring whose film Wings won the first Academy Award; learn about different perspectives, tools, to keep your writing moving forward.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Script’s editor attends the SXSW Film Festival in person; learn about screenwriting trailblazer Hope Loring whose film Wings won the first Academy Award; learn about different perspectives, tools, to keep your writing moving forward. Plus, exclusive interviews with “Minx” TV writer and creator Ellen Rapoport and Alice writer-director Krystin Ver Linden.

SXSW Film Festival 2022 – Storytelling and Networking Meets Big Tech

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To Leslie

A brief recap on the first two days at the SXSW Film Festival - live and in person!

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Hope Loring - Winging Her Way to the First Oscar Win

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Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on prolific screenwriter and trailblazer Hope Loring.

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The Power of the Written Word - An Interview with “Minx” Writer and Creator Ellen Rapoport

MINX - HBO MAX - Photograph by Katrina Marcinowski

“Minx” writer and creator Ellen Rapoport shares with Script about what initially drew her to this specific world of erotic magazines, the character development between the lead characters through the season one arc, and how her brief career as a lawyer made her the writer she is today.

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Ask the Coach: Odds & Ends — Finding Your Voice, Getting Unstuck, and Abandoning Scripts for Books

Ask the Coach - Odds & Ends

Script contributor Jenna Avery shares different perspectives, tools, and questions to help you keep moving forward as a writer.

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Embracing Individuality with Alice Writer-Director Krystin Ver Linden

Keke Palmer appears in Alice. Courtesy Roadside Attractions. Photo by Kyle Kaplan.

Alice writer-director Krystin Ver Linden speaks with Script about how she created this world and characters based on true events, character development, and world-building through the eye of the lens, her filmmaking influences, and why she writes to direct.

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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.

Lisa Jewell | Writer's Digest Interview Quote

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.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."