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Education and inspiration from contributors on the front lines of the arts.

How to Write Better Comedy. Seriously.

How to Write Better Comedy. Seriously.

Shows trying to tickle our funny bones have become so prolific that we have started to collectively yawn—it takes a lot more to stand out.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

These ideas haunt me and the only way to get them out is to put them down.

# Read # Interviews
7 min read

Rent Free

Rent Free

Erika Fukagawa was in full control of our mental substance, our memories, our minds. We had a parasite living in our brains. A serpent running amok in our souls.

# Read # Fiction
14 min read

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

This story is bigger than just my grandfather and the 442nd, it is about the 120,000 Americans who were punished simply because of their ethnicity and how each person responded to it.

# Read # Interviews
5 min read

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Yes, this is that article. The one that dives straight into the mystery that plagues all writers at some point on their creative journey ...

# Read # The Business of Art # Q&A
5 min read

Michael Nilon's Elongated Journey to Arcadian

Michael Nilon's Elongated Journey to Arcadian

But as I got a little bit older, I wanted to write more. I'd visit sets. I’d watch. I'd think, ‘I could that.’ I saw the evolution of my career.

# Read # Interviews
6 min read

A 'Different' Feature Debut: An Interview with Michael Felker

A 'Different' Feature Debut: An Interview with Michael Felker

... the ultimate advantage you can have is having cool never-before-seen ideas in your movie.

# Read # Snapshots
13 min read

The Right to Write

The Right to Write

As a writer, though, I am troubled by this trend of telling people what they can and can’t write.

# Read # The Creative Mind
5 min read

The Multi-Hyphenate Opportunity: An Interview with Graham Reznick

The Multi-Hyphenate Opportunity: An Interview with Graham Reznick

... you need to discover new ways of telling stories, try out new and different kinds of writing, go out on a limb and try something crazy in a discipline you’ve never done before.

# Read # Interviews
13 min read

'Undeniable' North Star: An Interview with P.J. Palmer

'Undeniable' North Star: An Interview with P.J. Palmer

... don’t write what scares you, write what will change your life. And I took that as meaning: be vulnerable, tell your truth, even if it alters how people see you.

# Read # Interviews
6 min read

How Clothes Can Make the Man (or Woman) in Your Script

How Clothes Can Make the Man (or Woman) in Your Script

Indeed, clothes not only make the man (or woman), but they can tell us so much about a character the second they appear on screen.

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

The Downside of Print-on-Demand

The Downside of Print-on-Demand

You are in business. Time to start learning business.

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

Running a Crowdfunding Campaign: An Interview with Liz Manashil

Running a Crowdfunding Campaign: An Interview with Liz Manashil

It’s scary, it’s dramatic, and it puts a lot of pressure on a campaign, but it also incentivizes people in a different way because they know you’ll lose everything.

# Read # Interviews # Independent
9 min read

30 Under 30 Under 30

30 Under 30 Under 30

It was horrifying and beautiful and in that split second, I learned something about myself. And isn’t that why we go to the movies?

# Read # Reviews
19 min read

Lights, Camera, TikTok!

Lights, Camera, TikTok!

Look, you’re probably on your cellphone constantly anyway, so maybe it’s time to make more out of your time there.

# Read # The Business of Art
4 min read
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