WGAW June 2021 Calendar

Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

June 2021

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Members must RSVP in advance to receive access info to participate in online events. read article

Writing as Therapy

Today being Friday, we’re bringing you not only a helpful article on how good writing for yourself can be but also a very cool infographic on the subject.

Who says therapy is passé?

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Kathryn Graham: A Writer’s Manifesto

by Kathryn Graham

LB’S NOTE: Kathryn Graham is one of the bravest and most outspoken human beings we know, as well as a TVWriter™ Contributing Editor. It’s been way too long since we heard from her, but we’re certainly glad to see her here today. Find out more about Kate HERE

All our pictures of Kate seem to be taken in cars. No, we don’t know why. Yes, we’re afraid to ask.

If I ever finish a book, you’re gonna see a cast of mostly if not exclusively queer women.

I’m not going to let anyone convince me that’s not “realistic” and even if it isn’t, I don’t give a single solitary damn. read article

Walker Caplan Tells Us ‘About all those unproduced screenplays William Faulkner wrote . . .’

We found this insight into one of the greatest novelists in the history of American literature on our very own “Writing & Showbiz News” page, which had located the source at the very chic and sophisticated sounding LitHub.Com.

by Walker Caplan

The world knows William Faulkner chiefly as a novelist, but for over a decade, his main trade was screenwriting. In May 1932, Faulkner was broke: his publisher, Cape & Smith, had gone bankrupt, and the money he’d been expecting for his novel Sanctuary was nowhere to be found. When he learned that talent agent Leland Hayward had gotten him a contract writing scripts for MGM, Faulkner leaped at the chance. Though he was initially intimidated by the industry (an often-told anecdote relates Faulkner’s disappointment upon learning he wouldn’t be writing for Mickey Mouse), Faulkner immediately lucked into a collaboration with director Howard Hawks, resulting in the popular movie Today We Live and an ongoing working relationship. read article

“How Can You Hold an Entire Novel in Your Head?”

Writerly wisdom via the great Peggy Bechko who found it on the dreaded Facebook:

Peggy has also been kind enough to send us this: read article