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Thematic Anchors, Blending Tone & Texture, and Writing Great Speeches (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with television creators and showrunners Tony McNamara (“The Great”) and Danny Strong (“Dopesick”), plus learn the secret to writing great speeches.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with television creators and showrunners Tony McNamara (“The Great”) and Danny Strong (“Dopesick”), plus learn the secret to writing great speeches.

Reckless Creatives Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 1: Turn Your B******* Into a Plan

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What's a new season of Reckless Creatives without a plan? Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman launch Season 2 sharing their thoughts and tips for creating a productive plan to create your art.

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Blending Tone and Texture from Page to Screen: An Interview with “The Great” Creator Tony McNamara

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“The Great” creator, writer and showrunner Tony McNamara shares with Script his approach to breaking seasons by starting with character first, the importance of tone, and how his team navigates fabricating the 18th century on-screen. Plus, he shares what influenced his writing style and satirical voice.

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SCRIPT SECRETS: Speech! Speech!

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It seems like every character in a story wants to make a big speech and be the center of attention for a few minutes. But how do you write a speech? The secret to great speeches revealed!

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Setting a Thematic Anchor with “Dopesick” Creator Danny Strong

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“Dopesick” creator, writer and showrunner Danny Strong speaks with Script about his original story conception to the adaptation of the source material, utilizing the theme of pain as an anchor for character storylines, his writing routine to working with legend Barry Levinson. Plus, Danny shares invaluable advice for adapting true stories.

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: French Lessons, A Trip Up the Nile, and a Book in English

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Tom Stempel is taking a cinematic holiday in France with Paris, 13th District, Happening, Petite Maman, followed by a boat cruise in Death on the Nile, and Audience-ology: How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love.

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Writing a Debut Novel as a Woman of a Certain Age

Writing a Debut Novel as a Woman of a Certain Age

Debut novelist Barbara Graham discusses the experience of publishing her debut novel in her 70s and how life experience made her story more powerful.

In a Dream

In a Dream

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, set your story inside a dream.

Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best General Resources Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top general resource websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

From Our Readers

What Book Ended in a Way That You Didn’t Expect but Was Perfect Anyway?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What book ended in a way that you didn’t expect but was perfect anyway? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

From Script

A Deep Emotional Drive To Tell Stories (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read interviews with filmmakers Wendey Stanzler and Maria Judice. Plus a one-on-one interview with Austin Film Festival’s executive director Barbara Morgan.

Paul Tremblay: On Starting With the Summary

Paul Tremblay: On Starting With the Summary

Award-winning author Paul Tremblay discusses how a school-wide assembly inspired his new horror novel, The Pallbearers Club.

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WD Presents: An Interview with Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser, 5 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our interview with Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser, 5 WDU courses, and more!

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best Everything Agent Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Ashley Poston: On Love, Death, and Books

Author Ashley Poston discusses how she combined her love of ghost stories, romance, and books into her new romance novel, The Dead Romantics.