Think Your Book is Taking Too Long to Write? Read This!

Here’s something we all need. Insider info from a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist on, well, the agony and ecstasy of keeping on keeping on. Confused? Keep on reading on.

by Elizabeth McGowan

When I dipped my bicycle tires into the Atlantic Ocean in Yorktown, Virginia, in early November 2000, my yelp for joy was followed by a lengthy sigh. read article

Sadistic Writing App Deletes Your Work if You Stop Typing

OMG! This is so evil on so many levels, and yet, what could be better than an app that absolutely makes sure that you write your life away write your little heart out whether you really want to or not? Genius!

by Margaret Rhodes

DON’T STOP. IF you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.” read article

The Art of Writing Flashbacks in TV & Film Scripts

What we all need to know about writing flashbacks courtesy of our good buds at scriptreaderpro.com.

via Script Reader Pro

Wanna know how to write a flashback in a script the right way? Great, because some of the most memorable moments in cinema history have been flashbacks. read article

Writer Simon Rich on Staying Productive During the Pandemic

Simon Rich, who has collaborated with some names you may know – like Seth Rogan and Lorne Michaels – has more than a few words to say about staying productive during these %!$#ing times. Take it away, Simon!

Simon Rich speaks at the “Miracle Workers: Dark Ages” panel during the TBS TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

By Rebecca Rubin

Writer Simon Rich, who counts Seth Rogen (for “An American Pickle”) and Lorne Michaels (for “Miracle Workers” and “Man Seeking Woman”) among his collaborators and Seth Meyers and John Mulaney among his friends, hasn’t had trouble staying productive during the pandemic.

“It’s much easier to be a fiction writer than a feature director right now,” he observes. read article

Use your characters’ hopes and dreams to bring them to life

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, is a big believer in hopes and dreams, for writers, readers, and the characters we write and read all about.

by Nathan Bransford

You probably already know that motivation is everything in a novel. Nearly everything worth reading flows from a character who wants something and actively goes after it. read article