30 Problem Words and Phrases

DailyWritingTips.Com strikes again. We discovered that TVWriter™ writers regularly make 15 out of these 30 errors. How about you?

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by Mark Nicol read article

LB: “The Only Writers Who Haven’t Sold Out are the Ones Who Haven’t Been Asked”

Nope, I’m not quoting myself. The above are just a few words spoken to me by Norman Mailer back in the day. (I.e., when he was alive and holding court in Manhattan and I, as a young writer, had just been introduced to him by – I kid you not – an NYPD detective. (No, not one who’d ever arrested him…yet.)

Mailer’s words to me come to mind because of this invigorating article from one of my favorite sites, io9.Com. I like io9 a lot. (Mostly because from time to time they mention me and seem to like me too. Just call me the Sally Field of TV writing.)

what does this have to do with selling out read article

A Word – or 2 – From Last Year’s Spec Scriptacular 2nd Place Winner

To be precise, Jenn Dlugos placed 2nd in the Action/Drama/Dramedy category and was kind enough to say a few words about the contest on one of the web’s best screenwriting sites, MovieBytes.Com.

Have a look:

Jenn DlugosMovieBytes Interview: Screenwriter Jenn Dlugos read article

The DA VINCI’S DEMONS Hype Has Us In Its Spell

da_vinci's_demons_kiteHere’s what David S. Goyer, creator-writer-producer of the new Starz series, has to say about his new show, coming April 12th, via The H’wood Reporter:

“We’ve embellished it with what I’m calling historical fantasy; he had an incredible life and we didn’t have to embellish as much as you’d think. I didn’t want to do Ye Olde Historical Drama; I wanted to do something historical, viewed through a modern prism… Da Vinci is kind of superhero-y, there are so many legends and tall tales about him. People have said aside from Christ he’s the most recognizable figure in the world. My approach wasn’t unsimilar to adapting Batman and Superman — obviously we did a lot more research.”

And here’s the latest trailer: read article

Sundance Channel Announces ‘Writers’ Room’ Talk Show

Now this sounds like a great idea:

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by Philiana Ng (Hollywood Reporter.Com) read article