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Writing Engaging Character Introductions (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn craft techniques on how to master writing character introductions, meet author and screenwriter Lexie Bean, and an exclusive interview with horror-comedy Studio 666 screenwriters Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn craft techniques on how to master writing character introductions, meet author and screenwriter Lexie Bean and an exclusive interview with horror-comedy Studio 666 screenwriters Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes.

Writing Engaging Character Introductions

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Script contributor Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD provides actionable craft techniques on how to master character introductions with examples from memorable television shows and films.

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Trans/Non-Binary Survivor Lexie Bean Lets Life Experience Serve as the Basis for their Book and Movie Projects

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Author and screenwriter Lexie Bean is in the process of finding a buyer for their screen adaptation of the middle-grade novel The Ship We Built, Bean chronicles a meaningful journey for those in similar shoes. And the filmmaker easily resists the temptation to not let a Hollywood ending water down the nature of this struggle.

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Heightening Reality with Comedy, Horror, Mythology and the Foo Fighters: An Interview with Studio 666 Screenwriters Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes

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Studio 666 screenwriters Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes speak with Script about how they got tapped to write this movie based on an idea by Dave Grohl, their collaborative process, and why it was important to heighten reality in the script for these rock stars turned actors.

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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.

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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.

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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.