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

Snapshot: Neil Garguilo

Snapshot: Neil Garguilo

In one home I was raised by Nintendo, in the other Comedy Central, MTV, and Conan.

# Read # Snapshots
1 min read

"Please Read a Book - Love, Mara"

"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.

# Read # The Creative Mind
4 min read

Height

Height

I’m from a place where tree roots are shallow ...

# Read # Fiction
1 min read

Putin Stole It From Me

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.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read

Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb

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.

# Read # Crossover # Interview
6 min read

SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature

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.

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview
4 min read

The Best Script I Ever Read

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.”

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

Snapshot: Jocelyn Rish

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.

# Read # Snapshots
2 min read

The “Sunk Cost Fallacy” and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Quit

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.

# Read # Crossover # The Creative Mind
6 min read

Wayne Federman: Jack of Several Trades

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.

# Read # The Circus # Interview
5 min read

How Movies from 1976 Can Help You Write Better Scripts

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.

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

One Good Book Club

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.

# Read # Mentoring
4 min read

The Truth About the Truth

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.

# Read # Mentoring
5 min read

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

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.

# Read # Breaking In # The Business of Art
7 min read

Online "Networking" Doesn't Have To Suck

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.

# Read # The Business of Art
3 min read

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