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Writing and Rewriting History in Film & TV (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn how the hit television series “24” was developed and soon influenced contemporary events in America and beyond. Plus, movie reviews, when to abandon a current work in progress to start a new idea, and how to handcraft theme.

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn how the hit television series “24” was developed and soon influenced contemporary events in America and beyond. Plus, movie reviews, when to abandon a current work in progress to start a new idea, and how to handcraft theme.

Understanding Screenwriting: Art Isn’t Easy

Understanding Screenwriting: Art Isn’t Easy

In the Heights, Warner Bros.

Problems of screenwriting in two films, In the Heights and Da 5 Bloods, and solutions in one television series, "Big Sky."

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Reel Impact: Movies and TV that Changed History - “24,” Jack Bauer, and the Torture Lie

Reel Impact: Movies and TV that Changed History - “24,” Jack Bauer, and the Torture Lie

24, Fox Network

History is written and rewritten in films and on TV. Frank Deese pulls back the curtain on the beginnings of the hit television series "24" and how it soon influenced contemporary events in America and beyond.

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Ask the Coach: Help! Do I Abandon My Current Script for a New Idea?

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In this installment of "Ask the Coach," Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about when to abandon a current work-in-progress to tackle a new idea.

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Breaking & Entering: Pizza and Creating Delicious Story Part 2: Theme Makes It Savory

Breaking & Entering: Pizza and Creating Delicious Story Part 2: Theme Makes It Savory

Hungry to discover how to write a screenplay that is unique to you? Barri Evins shares a recipe for cooking up a story that tastes delicious to you and to your audience based on … pizza! Handcraft your story layer-by-layer, plus insights from A-List writers on how they create flavorful and distinctive stories. Topped off by a Writers' Workout to strengthen your own delectable voices.

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How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

From in-person interviews to scouring the web for credible sources, journalist Alison Hill shares tips on how to research topics like a journalist.

Can I Have Your Attention?

Can I Have Your Attention?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an announcement is about to change the course of history.

Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting

Glenn Boozan: On the Funny Side of Parenting

Emmy nominated comedy writer Glenn Boozan discusses how a funny piece of perspective turned into her new humor book, There Are Moms Way Worse Than You.

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Adapting True Crime and True Stories for Television (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers and showrunners Robert Siegel and D.V. DeVincentis (“Pam & Tommy”), Patrick Macmanus and Liz Hannah (“The Girl from Plainville”) who both have taken creative liberties in adapting true stories for a limited series.

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Chanel Cleeton: On Reader Enthusiasm Conjuring Novel Ideas

Author Chanel Cleeton discusses how reader curiosity led her to write her new historical fiction novel, Our Last Days in Barcelona.

Writer's Digest Interview | Marlon James Quote

The Writer's Digest Interview: Marlon James

Booker Prize–winning author Marlon James talks about mythology and world-building in his character-driven epic Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in his Dark Star Trilogy in this interview from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

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WD Presents: New Podcast Episode, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our newest podcast episode, your chance to be published, and more!

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

David Adams Cleveland: On Truth Revealing Itself in Historical Fiction

Award-winning novelist David Adams Cleveland discusses the timeliness of his new novel, Gods of Deception.

Lisa Jewell | Writer's Digest Interview Quote

The WD Interview: Lisa Jewell

The New York Times-bestselling British author discusses creating thrilling plot twists and developing characters in her 19th novel, The Night She Disappeared, in this interview from the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.