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Writing Stories You Want to See On Screen (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with television show creators Zahir McGhee (Queens) and Rebecca Addelman (Guilty Party), Netflix’s Red Notice writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber, and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with television show creators Zahir McGhee (Queens) and Rebecca Addelman (Guilty Party), Netflix’s Red Notice writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber, and more!

Interview with "Guilty Party" Creator and Writer Rebecca Addelman

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"Guilty Party" creator and writer Rebecca Addelman shares insight into creating characters, where the idea for the series was inspired from, and why writing for television was her true calling. Plus, she shares advice for budding television writers!

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Writing Stories You Want to See On Screen with "Queens" Creator and Writer Zahir McGhee

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Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews "Queens" creator and writer Zahir McGhee about the origin story for his new hit TV show, his writing journey and shares his daily thoughts and hopes on the future of television.

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TV Writer Podcast 119 - Multi-Hyphenate Actor-Producer-Writer Meg Messmer

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We are constantly told to "pick a lane." But what if our creativity is stifled by only doing one thing? Is it possible to make a living as a multi-hyphenate? This week, host Gray Jones interviews Meg Messmer to find out.

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A Nod to Classic Action-Adventure Hollywood Movies and Storytelling with Red Notice Writer-Director Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Red Notice writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber shares his love for Hollywood classics and childhood comedy adventure films that inspired his new film, how he approaches writing action scripts, and specific camera gear that helped shape the tone and look of his action-adventure comedy film.

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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.

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.