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Understanding the Writer and Agent Relationship (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read an intimate interview with Verve Literary Agent and Partner David Boxerbaum about the state of the spec market, the relationship between a writer and agent, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read an intimate interview with Verve Literary Agent and Partner David Boxerbaum about the state of the spec market, the relationship between a writer and agent, and learn what an agent does on a daily basis. Plus, interviews with Dolph Lundgren, Dan Attias and the Haunted Hangouts Crew is back with a special holiday edition to get you into the movie watching and writing spirit!

SCI-FI CIRCUIT: Insights from Needle in a Timestack

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SCI-FI CIRCUIT returns with what you can learn from both a storytelling and structural standpoint from the new sci-fi film Needle in a Timestack.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Castle Falls Director Dolph Lundgren

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Castle Falls director and actor Dolph Lundgren shares with Script's Editor Sadie Dean his emotional connection to his character, working with actor Scott Adkins, finding creative opportunities in the film's location, and so much more.

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TV Writer Podcast 122 - TV Director Dan Attias ("The Boys," "The Walking Dead," "Homeland")

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He wrote the book on directing great TV ... literally! This week, host Gray Jones interviews veteran TV director Dan Attias, who has worked on such hit shows as "The Boys," "The Walking Dead," "Homeland," "House," "Lost," "The Sopranos," and dozens more.

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The Haunted Hangouts Crew - Holiday Movie Edition

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“The Holidays” can certainly be a joyous time for many. The flip side is it can also be a nightmare that happens annually. It’s that time of year when lots of folks may think about the “Ghosts of Christmas” - past, present, and future. The Haunted Hangouts Crew is back to tell you what kinds of holiday horrors go through our minds, but with movies.

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Believing in the Writer's Voice with Verve Agent and Partner David Boxerbaum

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In this intimate conversation with David Boxerbaum, a renowned Verve Agent and Partner, he discusses with Script's Editor Sadie Dean his thoughts on the future of the spec market, the working relationship between managers and agents, and he addresses the elephant in the room question ,“What does an agent really do, and do I need one?” and so much more.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Message

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Message

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, deliver a message that changes the course of your story.

What Is Your Favorite Starting Word in Wordle?

What Is Your Favorite Starting Word in Wordle?

Wordle is a fast, fun, free game that involves guessing a five-letter word. Some players start with a different first guess each day, but others have a favorite. Recently, Robert Lee Brewer queried his friends on Facebook about their favorites.

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Writer's Digest Presents: Beginnings (Podcast, Episode 1)

We're excited to share the inaugural episode of our new monthly podcast: Writer's Digest Presents! In this first episode, we talk about beginning projects, MFA programs, and interview C. Hope Clark and Susan Shapiro.

Jen Frederick: On the Power of Found Family

Jen Frederick: On the Power of Found Family

New York Times bestselling author Jen Frederick discusses how she represented the adoption experience in her new romance novel, Seoulmates.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 597

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

How To Create a Podcast, Develop an Audience, and Get Your Novel Published

How To Create a Podcast, Develop an Audience, and Get Your Novel Published

We’ve discussed podcasting to help promote the book you’ve written—but what about podcasting as a way to tell the story itself? Here, author Liz Keller Whitehurst discusses how the podcast of her novel, Messenger, came to be.

Hunter or Hunted?

Hunter or Hunted?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, we're in the middle of a hunt.

Announcing the Get Published in 2022: Breaking In Resource Directory

Announcing the Get Published in 2022: Breaking In Resource Directory

Announcing the Get Published in 2022: Breaking In Resource Directory from Writer's Digest magazine, which includes advice from 41 agents, 39 debut authors, and 27 small presses.

The Idaho Review: Market Spotlight

The Idaho Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at The Idaho Review, a literary journal accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions.