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Mystery, Thriller or Horror? Mystery, Thriller and Horror novels and screenplays do BIG business as they have high ‘adaptability’. Readers and viewers love them … plus there’s a lot of convergence between them. This is because the Mystery, Horror and Thriller genres have lots of elements that cross over. However, lots of writers run into… Read More »Is Your Story A... Read more
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By Lucy V Hay
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By Film Courage
Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.... Read more
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By Writers Digest Staff
You might have heard the term, especially if you’re in online fandoms, but what exactly is fan fiction? Managing Editor Moriah Richard explains.... Read more
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By Moriah Richard
Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.... Read more
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By Dallas Woodburn
Learning to write in formal register is easy once you understand the basics. When you write a job application, a business letter, an essay, or an academic article, you need to use The post How To Write In Formal Register For Essays And Letters appeared first on Just Publishing Advice For Writers and Authors.... Read more
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By Derek Haines
The guild joins Disney, Amazon, and other Hollywood leaders in offering to pay for employees to travel to states where abortion is legal.... Read more
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By Christian Zilko
After his 64-year-long career, beloved composer John Williams is ready to retire. After 60 years of creating the soundtracks to our lives, legendary composer John Williams says that he might be ready to hang up his baton. According to an interview with the Associated Press, Williams says that he is currently putting the final touches on his Indiana Jones 5... Read more
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By Alyssa Miller
10:54am update: I wrote this post before the news broke. My hearts are with everyone distressed and directly impacted by the recent Supreme Court rulings. I’m going to keep this post up in case people need a respite, but please interpret the tone accordingly. This week! Books! First up, our nation’s birthday and its attendant […]... Read more
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By Nathan Bransford
"Everyone's a human coming from a place of yearning for things and wanting certain things, and also justifying why what they're doing is okay." Doomscrolling, gaslighting, and unhealthy obsessions are the foundation for Alice Seabright’s new psychological thriller, Chloe. Created, written, and directed by Seabright, who is one of the directors and writers of Netflix's Sex Education, the series presents... Read more
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By Alyssa Miller
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.... Read more
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By Moriah Richard
SSFF & ASIA comes to a close with its award ceremony, celebrating the best shorts that captured a new perspective of life through technology. Short films are the catalyst for creative potential, and no festival understands this better than Short Shots Film Festival & Asia. We’ve covered some of SSFF’s most notable moments, and you should see some of the... Read more
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Sparks fly in Bretten Hannam's audacious road adventure about an angsty teen runaway searching for his indigenous roots.... Read more
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By Jude Dry
The economy hasn't been great, and Hollywood is feeling the heat. We're not economists, but when it costs $75 to fill up the tank of my tiny Mazda, you can tell something is going wrong. And I can tell you Hollywood thinks there's something wrong. As we ease movies back into the theater and prices rise to make movies, Hollywood... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
This is how fantasy allows us to talk about how we feel about our reality through the power of magical symbolism. Fantasy is a genre that allows us to escape our dull reality. It's a genre that spans period pieces to the modern world, allowing us to explore what once was and what could exist just beyond the veil of... Read more
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By Alyssa Miller
Acting while 1,600 pounds of pressure pushes down on your body is not an easy experience. Tom Cruise is known for his commitment to practical stunts, so it’s no surprise that he wanted the actors in Top Gun: Maverick to deliver their lines from the cockpits of F/A-18 Super Hornets that were in flight. In a featurette for the film,... Read more
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By Alyssa Miller
Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
 Some of you asked for examples of good writer websites.Our own Nicola Liu has a good one hereNice horse picture for a good start.Link to Twitter works.I love the flash fiction! FF is a great way to show your writing chops without requiring 15 minutes of eyeball time from me.And there's a mailing list sign up!Nice job!*******Madeline Mora-Summonte uses her... Read more
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HAPPY PRIDE: Billy-Ray Belcourt wants a whole literature of queer indigenous possibility • Zeyn Joukhadar on the fantastical futures that trans people of color deserve • 111 queer books recommended by librarians, booksellers, and authors • Queer readings on anger, joy, and resistance. | Lit Hub “To find pleasure in unexpected places, that is one of the great […]... Read more
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By Lit Hub Daily
Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
The rights of LGBTQ+ Americans are under threat. After generations of struggle, sacrifice, and resistance saw queer Americans earn a modicum of equality in the eyes of the law, an unduly powerful minority of religious conservatives, at all levels of government, is doing everything possible to take those rights away. So as we celebrate this […]... Read more
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By Literary Hub
Zhiyun has added the first LED light to its filmmaker catalog. We dive in to give you all the details! The LED light market has been a bit over-saturated these last few years, so competitors have been trying to find new ways to stand out from the crowd. Nanlite embraced the technology found in ARRI products, while Astera packed loads... Read more
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By Kyle Moretti
Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, and Hunter Schafer star in the prequel movie, directed by Francis Lawrence.... Read more
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By Samantha Bergeson
Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.... Read more
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By June Gervais
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By Film Courage
How director Craig Gillespie and editor Tatiana Riegel put skin in the sex tape game.... Read more
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By Erik Adams
By staying vulnerable and not seeking perfection, filmmakers find themselves and their films. That's one tradition that's not going away.... Read more
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By Anne Thompson
On the heels of its broadcast camera update, Blackmagic Design now releases the next iteration of the BMPCC 6K. Blackmagic Design isn’t known for a whole lot of fanfare when releasing updates to its hardware. Even the release of the URSA Mini 12K Pro received the same nonchalant delivery, a power move that Grant Petty has become famous for. Today,... Read more
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By Yaroslav Altunin
The indigenous Ainu people can teach the world a great deal about living in harmony with nature. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, now in its 24th year, just held an event sponsored and co-sponsored by the 2022 Japan Cultural Expo entitled "Discover Beauty Symposium: The Beauty of Ainu and Its View on Sustainability." The Ainu people are indigenous to... Read more
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By Sponsored Content
On this week's podcast, we discuss serving a higher purpose as a filmmaker… Also, the struggles of imposter syndrome and the Bradley Cooper fan club, DJI’s new releases and radar stuff, and films and events relevant to Juneteenth. In this episode, we talk about… Read More... Read more
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By George Edelman
I was first introduced to the great Frances McDormand as a pig-tailed, knife-wielding women’s studies professor in the Nancy Meyers’ film Something’s Gotta Give, which might remain my favorite role of hers—you know, sentimentally—but there’s a lot more where that came from, including Sarah Polley’s forthcoming adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel Women Talking, starring McDormand […]... Read more
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By Eliza Smith
The internet is full of jokes. And if you're not in on it, it may cost you money. Morbius was a critically panned movie that performed at mediocre levels at the box office, finishing with $163,864,372 worldwide. That's not great for a comic book movie that was held for a few years thanks to the pandemic. But when Morbius trended... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
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 the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this […]... Read more
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By Nathan Bransford
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
Memoirists have a lot of leeway in choosing a pitching strategy. But with freedom comes great responsibility, and it's easier to get into trouble when there isn't a tried-and-true formula to follow.... Read more
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By Jane Friedman
Recently, I’ve lost the ability to think narratively. Library books languish and are returned unread. My own fiction projects are multiplying but not going anywhere, generating outlines I will never use. When I read fiction, I find myself thinking, “Why are you telling me this made-up story?” Narrative feels like a cheap trick. This is […]... Read more
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By Rosalie Knecht
Nowadays it seems any writer of literary fiction must have some opinion on the economic organization of society under “late-stage capitalism,” and yet it’s rare to see an honest treatment of work or money in their fiction. Not to pick on her too much (because I quite enjoy her work), but the most prominent example […]... Read more
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By Naomi Kanakia
If you want to be a TV comedy writer you have to write a pilot on speculation. In this episode Ken will tell you just how to do that. More podcasts at WAVE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/artist/wave-podcast-network/1437831426 Listen to the Hollywood & Levine podcast!... Read more
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By By Ken Levine
For Tarantino, trying to sum up the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Oscar winner is "like describing starshine."... Read more
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By Samantha Bergeson
While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.... Read more
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By Aileen Weintraub
Oscar-nominated "Aviator" screenwriter John Logan makes his directorial debut with the Peacock premiere streaming August 5.... Read more
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By Samantha Bergeson
One time my writing partner, David Isaacs and I got a network note that we didn’t necessarily agree with.  These were second draft notes on a pilot we had written for Fox.  The premise was sort of in the DEVIL WEARS PRADA arena.  A hugely successful but terribly intimating media giant queen hires three young bright assistants but plans to... Read more
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By By Ken Levine

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