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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

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How an "amateur move" paid off for a screenwriter

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you're a screenwriter who wants to get the attention of Hollywood, would it be a good idea to take out a big ad in the Hollywood Reporter? Most people would say no way, that would just identify you as...

The day after...

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Jason hasn't recovered yet from his gig as a department store Santa... manic santa from jurgen Wolff on Vimeo.

Best wishes for the holidays

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I hope you're having some delicious Christmas treats... (Harrod's Christmas Window Display, 2015)

Christmas safe journey

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you're travelling for the holidays, safe journey! (Harrod's Christmas window, 2015)

Screenwriting tips from Charlie Kaufman

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) gave a scriptwriting masterclass in 2011, and this ibe-hour interview includes his account of how he creates his often offbeat material.

Screenwriting advice from Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In this ten-minute video, screenwriter and director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) discusses the writing process, the need for discipline, and why he only writer things that scare him. His key point: Always write from your gut.

Why most screenwriters fail - John Truby

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

John Truby has been one of the most popular screenwriting teachers over the past few decades--someday I'd like to see him face off with Robert McKee in a mud wrestling contest. In this ten-minute video, he gives his view of...

Screenwriting tips from David Goyer

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

David Goyer has written The Crow: City of Angels, the Blade series, and Batman Begins, among others. In this ten-minute interview he talks not only about the writing process but also pitching, hooking an actor's ego, and other practical elements...

Screenwriting: the difference between plot and story, according to Scorsese

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

More than any details of craft, it's essential in screenwriting (or any other kind of creative writing), to understand the difference between story and plot. Who better to clarify this distinction than highly-esteemed director, Martin Scorsese, in this short video:

First step in writing a screenplay: Richard Walter

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The UCLA's Richard Walter is one of the most respected screenwriting teachers, so I thought I'd kick off a series of screenwriting tips with this eleven-minute video from Film Courage:

Theater etiquette (what's that?)

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Writing in The Stage, Mark Shenton gave this example of audience behavior in the theater: "An audience member at Sunny Afternoon last week told the London Evening Standard how he was "left fuming" when an usher asked him to stop...

Why book trailers are not a good idea for self-published fiction authors

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I see that somebody is selling a course for self-published authors on how to make "Hollywood-style" book trailers. I don't think that's a very good idea. Reading a book is a different process from watching a movie. A trailer is...

A present to give yourself

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

This can be a rough time of year for some people. If that's you, I'd like to encourage you to give yourself this gift: Be as kind to yourself as you are to your friends. Once a day or so,...

What ingredients do you need for flow?

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A lot has been written in the past few years about the state of "flow," in which whatever you're doing seems to come to you effortlessly. I had a rare experience of it yesterday, on a ten-hour flight back to...

Why not get a head start on the New Year?

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Have you ever come to the end of the year only to find that many of the things you intended to do somehow fell by the wayside and you're pretty much at the same point with them as you were...

Make Your Own Meaningless Quotes (it might lead to a best-seller)

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

"Meaningless quotes are nature's way of telling you to think for yourself." - Anonymous (all right, it was me) Spring.org.uk cited a study of quotes, featuring these from Deepak Chopra: “Attention and intention are the mechanics of Manifestation.” "Imagination is...

The best children's books according to the Guardian authors panel

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you write children's books or are looking for a good book for a child (maybe early Christmas shopping?), here are the ones a panel of authors judging children's fiction for The Guardian (UK) selected as the best. Even if...

Robot authors are waiting in the wings

7 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A report on Cnet news says that an artificial intelligence program called Sheherazade is able to create interactive choose-your-own adventure fiction. It's not quite ready to kick us out of our chairs yet. According to a paper published by the...

Write it right: flare vs. flair (et tu, New York Times?)

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

What's happening to the New York Times? They promoted one of their food articles today with the sentence, "Turn your stuffing into muffins for a festive flare to the popular side dish." Leaving aside the fact that muffins made out.....

So what's the deal with sitting down?

8 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Well, they've ruined food for us, and drinking, and being in the sun, so I guess it was only a matter of time before scientists would get around to finding out that sitting is bad for us as well. This...

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