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TV Reboots, Utilizing Music to Create a Mood, and How to Grab Your Readers in Your First 10 Pages (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with "Yellowjackets" creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, showrunner Tracey Wigfield and EP Franco Bario of the "Saved by the Bell" reboot, highlights from WGFestival 2021, and so much more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with "Yellowjackets" creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, showrunner Tracey Wigfield and EP Franco Bario of the "Saved by the Bell" reboot, highlights from WGFestival 2021, and so much more!

Curating a Mood and Tone Utilizing Music and Character with "Yellowjackets" Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

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"Yellowjackets" Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson speak with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about their creative collaboration and partnership, scripting music into their work, and putting together their writer's room. Plus, they both share invaluable advice about being in a writing partnership, definitely worth taking note of!

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The Beauty of a Moment: An Interview with Stephen Karam

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The Humans writer-director Stephen Karam speaks with Script contributor Sonya Alexander about adapting his new film from an original play, writing characters and themes, and writing dialogue for both film and plays.

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A Novel Idea: Gary Goldstein's Journey from Screenwriter to Author

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In the grand spirit of NaNoWriMo, what better way to close out the month at Script with an intimate conversation with Gary Goldstein, seasoned screenwriter turned author. Gary shares his writing journey from a publicist at Universal to a working screenwriter, the similarities of navigating storytelling structure for both screenplays and novels, finding a publisher and so much more.

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Right (and Wrong!) Ways to “Grab” Readers in Your First 10 Pages

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As someone who evaluates hundreds of scripts every year for screenwriters and a major screenwriting contest, Script contributor Staton Rabin can see how that “grab your readers quickly” advice is getting misinterpreted, and Staton is here to fix that.

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The WGFestival: A Festival of Unmitigated Joy

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WGFestival aka “Comic-Con of writing” celebrates writing as a hybrid event this year. The first day involved virtual conversations about the craft of writing and the second day's focus was on two ends of the same spectrum, comedy and drama. Read more about the festival's highlights from Script contributor Sonya Alexander.

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The Kids Are Alright in Season Two of "Saved by the Bell": An Interview with Showrunner Tracey Wigfield and Executive Producer Franco Bario

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"Saved by the Bell" executive producer and showrunner Tracey Wigfield and executive producer Franco Bario share with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about rebooting a 90s classic for the modern audience, implementing important themes into episodes, and what they hope audiences take away from the highly anticipated season two of the beloved comedy.

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TV Writer Podcast 121 - Jim Galasso ("Lost", "Hawaii Five-0", "Beyond")

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What if you get a non-writing job in the industry, and then thrive in that job... how do you break into the entry-level in TV writing? Find out this week, as host Gray Jones interviews Script Anatomy instructor Jim Galasso.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife and What it Can Teach Screenwriters

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife asks how one generation can reckon with the infamous pasts, sins, and victories of those that came before them, something the junior Reitman seems to have been grappling with himself and his father’s legacy. As Script contributor Bryan Young explores a couple of the screenwriting quirks that made the film so enjoyable and worth analyzing, he’ll be diving into spoilers, so be warned.

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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.

Ashley M. Coleman: On the Importance of Writing Rituals

Ashley M. Coleman: On the Importance of Writing Rituals

Author Ashley M. Coleman discusses how a decade in the music industry led her to write her debut novel, Good Morning, Love.

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WD Presents: Our July/August Cover Reveal, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our July/August 2022 cover reveal, 6 WDU courses, and more!

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2022

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2022

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

June Gervais: On a Misfit Writing About Misfits

June Gervais: On a Misfit Writing About Misfits

Author June Gervais discusses how she wrote a love letter to readers who feel alone with her debut novel, Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair.

Your Story #119

Your Story #119

Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

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The Writer's Digest Interview: Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn, the bestselling author of The Alice Network talks writing for love and the market, and the inspiration behind her new novel, The Diamond Eye.

What Is Food Writing? 4 Critical Keys to Becoming a Food Writer

What Is Food Writing? 4 Critical Keys to Becoming a Food Writer

So, you want to write about food. How do you get started? Here, food writer Deanna Martinez-Bey shares 4 critical keys to becoming a food writer.

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Managing Point of View: Emotional Distance

In the second of a three part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short explains how to change a character's point of view depending on their emotional connection to what's happening.