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Sundance: Rory Kennedy's straightforward documentary traces the 737 MAX disasters back to the systemic greed that caused them.... Read more
Published 8 hours ago
By David Ehrlich
"The Chinese brought the movie back to the book a little bit," author Chuck Palahniuk said of the controversial recut climax.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
By Samantha Bergeson
The "Spencer" star first became attached to the biopic project in 2018.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
By Samantha Bergeson
Disney prides itself on being a (supposedly) progressive company. As we covered just a few days ago, Peter Dinklage was recently on Marc Maron's podcast talking about the news that Disney was remaking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dinklage said, "I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
By Jason Hellerman
Seriously, where does the time go? How we wish we could welcome you back into the library to browse scripts and get focused work done, but we’ll have to wait just a bit longer. With Fellowship Season ‘22 upon us, here is another post in what has become a mainstay series for the WGF Library: our TV Spec Script Formatting... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
By Lauren O'Connor
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, deliver a message that changes the course of your story.... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
By Robert Lee Brewer
Today we’re celebrating the 190th birthday of Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland author, mathematician, and, as it turns out, posthumous suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders. The unsolved murder and disembowelment of several sex workers in the Whitechapel area of London in 1888 has puzzled crime buffs for over a […]... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
By Walker Caplan
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I am very low on queries to critique! This means that if you submit yours, there are fairly good odds I’ll critique yours. If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on […]... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
By Nathan Bransford
Wordle is a fast, fun, free game that involves guessing a five-letter word. Some players start with a different first guess each day, but others have a favorite. Recently, Robert Lee Brewer queried his friends on Facebook about their favorites.... Read more
Published 19 hours ago
By Robert Lee Brewer
Can you include video in ebooks? Yes, you can. There are many ways you can add video in ebooks. If you want to include a lot of videos, you will be creating an The post How To Add Video In Ebooks When Publishing With KDP appeared first on Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors.... Read more
Published 19 hours ago
By Derek Haines
The pandemic is stripping away Hollywood production norms. In Hollywood, pilot season is when major networks decide which of the pilot scripts they're purchased will be cast, shot, and given an order to series. Usually, these networks produce lots of pilots and then pick out the ones they think will do best with audiences. They also will hear a lot... Read more
Published 19 hours ago
By Jason Hellerman
Motivated camera movements can add another layer to your visual storytelling. Movies have a lot of motion, and finding the best camera movement to tell your story is crucial. The way a camera moves shouldn’t be a decision made on a whim. Instead, a camera's movement should be an extension of the director’s vision for the film. The camera, in... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
By Alyssa Miller
This week on The Maris Review, John Darnielle joins Maris Kreizman to discuss his new novel, Devil House, out now from MCD. Subscribe and download the episode, wherever you get your podcasts. * On his history with the true-crime genre: I’m an ex-goth, and young goths do a lot of true crime. They especially did […]... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
By The Maris Review
Even as a child, author Deesha Philyaw understood that church teachings about women and sexuality didn’t “really align with what we know to be the nuance and the complexity of human experience.” Now, in her debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Deesha explores the struggle and liberation of women when they […]... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
By Book Dreams
Marc Summers is a TV personality, disc jockey, radio host, warm-up guy, comedian, game show host, magician, stand up comedian, talk show host, and producer.  He’s best known for hosting DOUBLE DARE for Nickelodeon and UNWRAPPED for the Food Network.  He’s had to deal with life-threatening adversity and this is the inspiring story of how he overcame it and turned... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By By Ken Levine
We're excited to share the inaugural episode of our new monthly podcast: Writer's Digest Presents! In this first episode, we talk about beginning projects, MFA programs, and interview C. Hope Clark and Susan Shapiro.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By The Editors of Writer's Digest
Published 1 day ago
By Film Courage
"You can’t wear a cowl and not wear that."... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Samantha Bergeson
The Latinx actor and comedian admitted to having "benefitted from being light skinned" in Hollywood, and slammed tokenism casting.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Samantha Bergeson
Collaboration makes you stronger, as filmmakers and as people. Paula Eiselt had embedded with her camera in a Hasidic all-woman EMT unit. Tonya Lewis Lee was showrunner on the She’s Gotta Have It update. And when they met, their strengths multiplied. Eiselt’s film 93Queen showed women changing their healthcare options from inside their worlds. Lewis Lee’s work writing and producing... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Oakley Anderson-Moore
How much of horror is in the cinematography? A lot, which is why you need a strong director of photography to create tension using the camera, color, and light. Master is a film set at a prestigious college campus, where Jasmine (Zoe Renee) is a new student and Gail Bishop (Regina Hall) is the school's first Black dean (or "master,"... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Jo Light
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that […]... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Dan Sheehan
Indigenous representation in front of and behind the camera matters. The Cherokee Nation has announced a $1 million incentive geared toward bringing in film and television productions. They'll also bring more money into the nation's communities. There are tons of locations and experts available to every project that wants to gather additional funds, Applications for the new film incentive will... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Jason Hellerman
It’s satire, but not a mockumentary. It was a short film, but with big risks. Now it’s the feature Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. Adamma Ebo and Adanne Ebo are not only collaborators, they’re identical twins. Adanne Ebo began as a lawyer, and Adamma was a dreamer. But above all, they both loved story. The Ebo sisters grew up... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Oakley Anderson-Moore
Martin Scorsese is urging you to participate in one of the best films of the year. We're no strangers to Martin Scorsese's open letters around here. We took part in the great Scorsese v. Marvel debate and we're always interested in his works directing, restoring old movies, and world cinema. Recently, Scorsese wrote a column in the Los Angeles Times... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Jason Hellerman
Big news for Terry Pratchett fans: The Guardian has reported that Rob Wilkins, Terry Pratchett’s former assistant and friend, is writing Pratchett’s official biography. A Life With Footnotes will be published in September 2022 by Transworld. According to the publisher, the biography will span from Pratchett’s childhood—being told by his teacher at six years old […]... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Walker Caplan
This morning, PEN America announced the finalists for their 2022 Literary Awards. The list includes 54 authors and 11 translators who published works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, translation, and more in 2021. Through the books on these shortlists, Program Director Donica Bettanin said in a press release “readers encounter bountiful eye-opening […]... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Snigdha Koirala
New York Times bestselling author Jen Frederick discusses how she represented the adoption experience in her new romance novel, Seoulmates.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By Robert Lee Brewer
I’m sure they’re blaming the pandemic.  It’s a convenient excuse for saving money.  But broadcast networks figure to greenlight  way fewer pilots this year.  At the height, each network is projected to make four dramas and four comedies, and most won’t even make that many (especially comedies).  A couple of networks claim they now make pilots year round.  Yes, but how... Read more
Published 1 day ago
By By Ken Levine
Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an "Imagine a World..." poem.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Robert Lee Brewer
Do you have the courage to point the camera every day, at everyone around you? Reid Davenport is a filmmaker. He also happens to be a visibly disabled person. What does that mean? As you begin to understand in I Didn’t See You There, it means time and again, people gawk at you, in crosswalks, on the subway. Sometimes they... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Oakley Anderson-Moore
The Girls filmmaker is back, and her new movie is sexier than ever. Twelve years after her first feature Tiny Furniture, writer/director/actor Lena Dunham is back with her second film, Sharp Stick. It explores themes such as coming of age, pornography as liberation, and what constitutes "good sex." Often controversial and always entertaining, Dunham’s work tends to generate a lot... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Oakley Anderson-Moore
Published 2 days ago
By Film Courage
Hollywood's big guns are stacked up like airplanes at LaGuardia. Which ones will land in the race for the top Oscar? Constantly updated.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Anne Thompson
We’ve discussed podcasting to help promote the book you’ve written—but what about podcasting as a way to tell the story itself? Here, author Liz Keller Whitehurst discusses how the podcast of her novel, Messenger, came to be.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Liz Keller Whitehurst
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, we're in the middle of a hunt.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Moriah Richard
Okay, first off, a whole bunch of disclaimers.I watched the movie off a screener not on a gigantic theater screen.   The only way to get the full effect of the film is to see it at a theater. Practically every review has been rapturous.  And not just from critics.  Friends of mine whose opinions I really trust think it’s a... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By By Ken Levine
Announcing the Get Published in 2022: Breaking In Resource Directory from Writer's Digest magazine, which includes advice from 41 agents, 39 debut authors, and 27 small presses.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By The Editors of Writer's Digest
Well-constructed stories, snappy dialogue, and surprising twists can all contribute to a book’s chance of being chosen for adaptation.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Jane Friedman
Published 3 days ago
By Film Courage
"Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough," the "Cyrano" star said.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
By Christian Zilko
Sundance: Ramin Bahrani's doc is a morbidly funny capitalism horror story about a body armor salesman who only cared about saving himself.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
By David Ehrlich
For this week's market spotlight, we look at The Idaho Review, a literary journal accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
By Robert Lee Brewer
Learn when you're using an abbreviation vs. acronym vs. initialism with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
By Robert Lee Brewer

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