Kickstart your creativity with the help of a treasure trove of prompts. Column by Emmanuel Nataf Ah, inspiration. Or, as some writers might instead say: Hello, darkness, my old friend. Let’s face it: we’re all afraid of the day a drought sucks us dry of story ideas for 10,000 years. Show More Summary
When Katherine Anne Porter taught creative writing at the University of Virginia, her method was to sit the student writer down and read his story to him aloud. That's all there was to it, or so I've heard tell. I've also heard tell that one student, before his story was half read, broke down and ran out of class. Show More Summary
Lucasfilm has officially announced that J.J. Abrams will return to the Star Wars franchise to direct Episode IX. This is a week after Lucasfilm parted ways with Colin Trevorrow, citing creative differences. (In truth, Trevorrow may have been difficult to work with.) Here is the full statement from Lucasfilm regarding Abrams' return: J.J. Show More Summary
Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Read more...
“The mandate from Jeff Bezos is clear: Bring me ‘Game of Thrones.’ That’s the word that has the creative community buzzing this week about a major strategy shift underway for Amazon Studios’ original series efforts,” write two of the best reporters...
On Night 1 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Ava DuVernay's 13th won Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, RuPaul won for Best Reality Host, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took home Outstanding Interactive Program.
"This is exciting!" Samantha Bee said on stage, picking up her TBS late night franchise’s very first Emmy win: Best Variety Special Writing, at tonight’s Creative Arts ceremony. Bee won for her Not The White House Correspondents Dinner. Backstage, Bee got asked for the hundredth time if Trumpworld is a late-night gold mine. Show More Summary
I often think and write about life as a journey. Today I consider another mindset. Our lives are meant to be creative and experienced in the moment.
Shonda Rhimes rules with her female-led, diverse casts, yet still has time to write a best-selling book and partner with Dove as creative director. Here, she shares her beauty secrets.
By SwimSwam Partner Content on SwimSwam Commit Swimming is a new kind of workout manager for swim teams. For far too long swimming software has lacked creativity and simplicity. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Want A Dazzling Collaborative Workout Writing Experience?
Aspiring writers find biography a less attractive form of creative nonfiction because they like to write about themselves, and unlike memoir, poetry, fiction, and drama, biography offers little chance for self-expression.Philip Furia in Writing Creative Nonfiction, edited by Carolyn Forche and Philip Gerard, 2001
Sunless Sea and its predecessor Fallen London were very niche games that fit right into all my little nooks and crannies so nicely. The world was creepy, the writing dark but humorous, and most of all for me it was immensely original. Show More Summary
Alexis Kennedy - who created Fallen London, was creative director of the marvellous Sunless Sea, and who has recently been writing parts of the next Dragon Age for BioWare - has unveiled a deeply imaginative new narrative game called Cultist Simulator. Show More Summary
I wrote my first novel when I was nineteen. It was bad, the kind of mystery they call "cozy" these days, but with added pretensions to high literary values. I had never taken a creative writing class and knew nothing of plot, character, or pace except for what I had gleaned from my random reading habits. Show More Summary
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If you write, draw, paint, sculpt, build, or do any kind of creative work, there has probably come a point where you’ve made something and have decided to show it to a close friend. Someone you trust. Someone safe. “This is great!” they say. “You should share it!” There it is. That frisson of fear. […]
"The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him."
As a writer who specializes in real estate writing, a lot of what I write is meant for marketing. Blogs, website content and property descriptions are big, as well as incentives and promotional copy...
Self-doubt and fear of failure are a normal part of the creative process, but that doesn't make them any easier to deal with. In today's show, Sarah Painter talks about how to write during the inevitable ups and downs. In the introduction, I talk about lessons all authors can learn from Dean Wesley Smith's article […]