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Writing Short Film and Video Game Adaptations (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Uncharted screenwriters Rafe Judkins and writing team Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and After Yang filmmaker Kogonada speaks with Script about adapting the short story by Alexander Weinstein into a feature, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with Uncharted screenwriters Rafe Judkins and writing team Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and After Yang filmmaker Kogonada speaks with Script about adapting the short story by Alexander Weinstein into a feature. Plus, Script Talk video interview series is back with host Cherry Davis speaking with “The Kings of Napa” TV show creator Janine Sherman Barrois.

Adapting a Video Game to Film: A Conversation with the Writers of Uncharted

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The creative foundation for both games and films is the writing. The writers for the Uncharted film are Rafe Judkins and writing team Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who each brought something different to the table, share with Script the projects journey from beloved video game to the star studded action-adventure film.

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Connections

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Script contributor Tom Stempel is connecting three films you might not connect: Licorice Pizza, Rifkin’s Festival and The Worst Person in the World.

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Script Talk: A Conversation with “The Kings of Napa” Creator Janine Sherman Barrois

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WATCH: Script contributor Cherry Davis interviews “The Kings of Napa” creator Janine Sherman Barrois about her writing journey, her Warner Bros. deal, and the changing entertainment landscape.

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Cinematic Ingredients: An Interview with After Yang Filmmaker Kogonada

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After Yang filmmaker Kogonada speaks with Script about adapting the short story into a feature, his personal and emotional connection to the story and characters, his filmmaking influences effortlessly bleeding through his work and more!

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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.

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Literary Agents in Person (That Worked for Me at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference)

Author Anat Deracine found her agent at Writer’s Digest Annual Conference. Now she’s sharing what she’s learned to help other writers become authors. Here are her 5 tips for successfully pitching literary agents in person.

Tips for Reading Poetry in Front of an Audience

8 Tips for Reading Your Poetry in Front of an Audience

Poet's Market editor and published poet Robert Lee Brewer shares eight tips for reading your poetry in front of an audience.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Strength Lost

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character lose their powers.

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Managing Point of View: Mythbusting

In the first of this three-part series, novelist and WD columnist Sharon Short breaks down 7 of the most common myths about choosing which POV is right for your story.

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

Channel Your Inner Authorpreneur for Your Writing Labor of Love

As self-publishing continues to become an attractive and popular options for writers, it’s important to know what you’re getting into and to have the right expectations. Here, author and entrepreneur Tom Vaughan shares how to channel your inner “authorpreneur” to help your book find its readers.

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

Award-winning author, playwright, and journalist Mark Kurlansky discusses the experience of channeling Ernest Hemingway in his new memoir, The Importance of Not Being Ernest.

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Rickert, Grand Prize winner of the 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's her winning essay, "In Between."

Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction

Things To Consider When Writing About Ghosts and the Supernatural in Fiction

From maintaining subtlety to visiting haunted places, author J. Fremont shares everything to consider when writing about ghosts and the supernatural in fiction.