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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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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.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 614

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 summer poem.

Give Your Characters a Psych Eval

Give Your Fictional Characters a Psych Eval

TV writer, producer, and novelist Joshua Senter explains why characters can do absolutely anything, but it's important to give them a psych eval to understand what can lead them there.

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Writer's Digest Presents: Vacation Reads (Podcast, Episode 6)

In the sixth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about what makes for a good vacation read, plus a conversation with authors Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser and our first ever WD Book Club selection from debut author Grace D. Li.

Trend Chaser

Trend Chaser

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an attempt to join an online trend has gone wrong.

Ava Reid: On Literary Traditions and Family History

Ava Reid: On Literary Traditions and Family History

Author Ava Reid discusses how her love for a certain Grimms' fairytale led her to write her new fantasy novel, Juniper & Thorn.

Doing Better: Building Your DEIJ-B Muscle as a Writer

Doing Better: Building Your DEIJ-B Muscle as a Writer

Author Faye Snowden discusses the importance of authors to write diversely and offers tips and resources to help along the never-ending process of doing better.

Lauren Ho: On Exploring Heavier Topics in Romance

Lauren Ho: On Exploring Heavier Topics in Romance

Author Lauren Ho discusses combining heavier themes with laugh-out-loud humor in her new contemporary romance novel, Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic.