John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could
"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."
Having Something to Say - A Look at "9 Days" and the Work of Edson Oda
I learned that if you write something from your heart, even if you think it's ridiculous, someone who reads it or sees it or watches it could be affected by it. Then you both might not feel so alone.
One Night with Kemp Powers...
"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers
Infinite Reincarnations: One Story’s Mythical Journey from the Page to the Screen
The life of a novelist is a very solitary endeavor. You engage the blank page on your own ... But in order for it to become a commercial product that is going to reach a wider audience, there has to be collaboration there.
Creating 'The Water Man': An Interview with Emma Needell on How Passion Gets Things Made
"I cannot stress enough the power of passion, when it comes to getting these things made."
One Good Book Club
In giving her readers a chance to connect with her, Bren McClain has received the biggest reward of publication: the chance to connect with them.
The Truth About the Truth
If you are writing the truth while still trying to hide from it in some way, your readers will know.
The Language of Networking: A Conversation with Meredith Glynn
Meredith Glynn's path through the industry not only illustrated one way a lot of writers break in, but it also pointed out some mistakes or missed opportunities in my own career.
Ben-Hur: From the Page to the Screen
A conversation with the director and cast of "Ben-Hur" on practical effects, strong voices, and the power of forgiveness.