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Announcing the New Script University!

Script University delivers compelling online courses, to help you succeed in both improving your craft and discovering opportunities for a successful writing career.

Founded in 1989 as a snail-mail newsletter, before "newsletter" was a marketing buzz term, Script brought helpful articles to writers both inside and outside of L.A. In fact, it was the very first screenwriting magazine I purchased back in 2004 as I began my pursuit of screenwriting. I devoured every issue that landed in my mailbox, especially Dave Trottier's "Dr. Format" column and Ray Morton's "Meet the Reader." Script eventually evolved past print and launched an online presence, and our community grew globally.

When I took over the helm in 2012, it was a dream come true. I'm not only a writer, just like you, I'm also a learning junkie. Even as Editor-in-Chief, I glean nuggets of gold from our contributors.

After 32 years as the editorial leader in screenwriting information, we are excited to rebrand Screenwriters University as Script University. Going forward, we will be even more devoted to helping writers learn from industry professionals in the comfort of their own home. Our goal is to continue delivering high-quality content, as well as compelling online courses, to help you succeed in both improving your craft and discovering opportunities for a successful writing career.

Join me in celebrating our new venture in supporting screenwriters' educational needs. Check out the new site!

Jeanne

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Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.

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12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

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How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

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The Head and the Heart: 5-Minute Memoir

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In this article from the March/April 2022 issue of Writer's Digest, Lauryne Wright writes about rejection, rumination, and staying true to the creative voice inside ourselves.

Sophie Irwin: On Connecting With Readers

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Author Sophie Irwin discusses her pipe-dream-turned-reality of writing her historical fiction rom-com, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting.

Getting Started Writing a Beach Book

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Sun, sand, and surf are only a fraction of what a beachside setting can bring to your stories. Here, bestselling author Amy Clipston helps us get started writing a beach book.