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The Art of Adaptation, Breaking in Remotely with Holiday Movies, and Elevating Story with Production Design (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn what the adaptations of Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story can teach you as a storyteller. Plus, a special interview with Production Designer Angran Li and how her work impacts story and character, and more.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn what the adaptations of Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story can teach you as a storyteller and breaking in remotely with screenwriter Leanna Woodley. Plus, a special interview with Production Designer Angran Li and how her work impacts story and character.

How Design Impacts and Elevates Storytelling with Production Designer Angran Li

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Production Designer Angran Li gives Script a peek behind the curtain of being a visual storyteller, how her work impacts story and character, and what kind of stories she's drawn to as a production designer.

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The Art of Adaptation: What Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story Can Teach Screenwriters

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Adaptations have evergreen appeal, both for writers and producers. Adapting a work that’s in the public domain frees writers from copyright issues while offering them a prime way to show off their voice and their skills to an “existing and appreciative” audience. Script contributor Valerie Kalfrin offers a deep dive into what Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story adaptations can teach screenwriters.

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TV Writer Podcast 123 - TV Writer & Performer Sasha Feiler (Robot Chicken)

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Sasha Feiler is the only funny person to ever come out of Siberia, and you’ll have to take her word for it since Siberia is the last place you’d want to visit! This week, host Gray Jones interviews comedy writer, performer & Script Anatomy instructor Sasha Feiler.

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TRUE INDIE: Breaking In Remotely—Interview with Leanna Woodley on Writing Holiday Movies and Making Industry Connections from Outside of LA

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If you're hoping to break into screenwriting from outside of L.A., there's no better time! Seattle screenwriter Leanna Woodley talks with Script contributor Rebecca Norris about breaking into holiday movies and using technology to make meaningful industry connections from the comfort of your own home.

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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.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a punishment poem.