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.
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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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Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

Comedy vs. Comity (Grammar Rules)

There's nothing funny about learning when to use comedy and comity (OK, maybe a little humor) with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Shugri Said Salh: On Writing the Coming-Of-Age Story

Debut author Shugri Said Salh discusses how wanting to know her mother lead her to writing her coming-of-age novel, The Last Nomad.

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

100 Ways to Buff Your Book

Does your manuscript need a little more definition, but you’re not sure where to begin? Try these 100 tips to give your words more power.

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson: On Internal Roadblocks and Not Giving Up

Kaia Alderson discusses how she never gave up on her story, how she worked through internal doubts, and how research lead her out of romance and into historical fiction.

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WD Presents: Seven New Courses, Writing Prompts, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce seven new courses, our Editorial Calendar, and more!

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.

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Approaching Comedy from a Personal Perspective and Tapping into Your Unique Writer’s Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with masters of comedy, screenwriter Tim Long ('The Simpsons') and writer-director Dan Mazer (Borat Subsequent Movie) about their collaboration on their film 'The Exchange', and filmmaker Trent O’Donnell on his new film 'Ride the Eagle' co-written with actor Jake Johnson ('New Girl'). Plus, tips on how to tap into your unique voice and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not accepting feedback on your writing.

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.