Snapshot: Neil Garguilo
In one home I was raised by Nintendo, in the other Comedy Central, MTV, and Conan.
"Please Read a Book - Love, Mara"
When I open the pages, I am no longer me. It is the opposite of social media. And it takes practice to read, and to write as though you have read.
I’m from a place where tree roots are shallow ...
Putin Stole It From Me
I know what I know, and what I know is that I predicted the Kremlin’s actions and Ukraine’s subsequent eruptions before they happened.
Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb
Eight minutes of movie, zero spoken lines, and I still can barely write about it without crying.
SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv sat down with LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher to discuss the process that lead to his film getting made as well as his own creative practice.
The Best Script I Ever Read
“We’ve been through, like, nine rounds of notes on this thing. I’m starting to feel like this idea simply isn’t gonna work, no matter how hard I try.”
Snapshot: Jocelyn Rish
Now I’m driven to write books that will draw in reluctant readers, so they can escape into books like I used to do.
The “Sunk Cost Fallacy” and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Quit
We don’t need to pursue things we once wanted just because we once wanted them. We don’t need to hang out with assholes just because we randomly met them.
Wayne Federman: Jack of Several Trades
Well, that’s the most difficult part of the story to address. There was something so dehumanizing about the whole enterprise.
How Movies from 1976 Can Help You Write Better Scripts
Being bad is a state of mind, and in the 1970s, being bad was very, very good.
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.
Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!
You will have to make changes to your story, at some point or another, that you might not want to ... This is just how the world works, for better or worse.
Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck
With every industry starting to realize how meaningless geography is in determining talent, perhaps they’ll be useful even beyond the pandemic.