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Writing for Successful Franchises (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read exclusive interviews with Spider-Man: No Way Home screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and the latest Scream screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Plus, an interview with NAACP Image Awards nominee Monique Matthews about her filmmaking journey, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read exclusive interviews with Spider-Man: No Way Home screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and the latest Scream screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Plus, an interview with NAACP Image Awards nominee Monique Matthews about her filmmaking journey, and more!

Carrying the Weight of the Multiverse: An Interview with Spider-Man: No Way Home Screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers talk to Script magazine about their journey as screenwriters, the weight of making choices during the writing process, and their partnership on Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN: James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, Co-Writers of Scream

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James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick spoke to Script about penning the next installment of this classic franchise.

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TV Writer Podcast 128 - Writer/Director Amitabh Klemm

TVWriterPodcast128

Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing was the spark that ignited the career of film/TV writer/director Amitabh Klemm, instructor at Script Anatomy.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Ghosts of the Ozarks Filmmakers Jordan Wayne Long and Matt Glass

GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS, an XYZ Films release. Photo courtesy of XYZ Films.

Ghosts of the Ozarks filmmaking collaborators Jordan Wayne Long (co-writer/co-director) and Matt Glass (co-director/cinematographer) talk with Script about their proof of concept short film, of the same name, casting, collaboration on set, the importance of production design and framing, and so much more.

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An Interview with A Holiday in Harlem NAACP Image Awards Nominated Screenwriter Monique Matthews

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Monique Matthews talks with Script about her filmmaking journey, writing stories she wants to see, writing A Holiday in Harlem, and more!

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Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 615

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

Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

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

Love the Art. Work the Business. | Nikesha Elise Williams

Nikesha Elise Williams: On the Power of Self-Publishing

In this indie author profile, novelist Nikesha Elise Williams shares her path to self publishing and the creative marketing strategy that's led to her success.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, there's been a sudden and unforeseen change of plans.

5 Things to Know When Writing About the Music Industry

5 Things to Know When Writing About the Music Industry

Author Ashley M. Coleman gives you her top five tricks for writing about the music industry—even if you're not an industry expert.

10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

From planning ahead to staying late, Alison Hill shares 10 tips for journalists while covering events as a freelancer.

From Script

Character Studies, Writing the Immigrant Experience, and Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt a Book (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, navigate different character study approaches in your writing, and tracking emotional journeys.

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Author Lora Senf discusses how one chilling text message led her to writing her new middle grade horror novel, The Clackity.

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Critically acclaimed novelist Katrina Leno discusses the process of bringing her childhood memories to magical life in her new young adult novel, Sometime in Summer.