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Athena Film Festival: February 18-21, 2016, Barnard College, New York City

For those of you in the New York City area, be sure to check out the 6th Annual Athena Film Festival which runs February 18-21, 2016 at Barnard College. 171 more words

Interview (Part 3): Sam Regnier (2015 Nicholl Winner)

Sam Regnier wrote the original screenplay “Free Agent” which won a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting and has been set up at CBS Films. Recently Sam and I had an excellent phone conversation in which we covered a lot of territory, his background and how he got into writing, a deep analysis of “Free Agent”, and a discussion about the writing craft. 1,565 more words

The Secret Architecture of A Bestselling Sentence

Bestselling authors structure their sentences so that strong, vivid words fall at the beginning and end.

The beginning for engagement, the end for resonance.

The above picture quote is an example of this secret structure. 280 more words


Writing Prompt #71

As many of you are aware, I am fascinated by lost worlds.  I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to abandoned places, many of which make me sad for their neglected state, but there’s something about this one.   19 more words


Interview (Written): Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”)

A Creative Screenwriting interview with Phyllis Nagy, nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Adapted screenplay for Carol:

It’s been almost twenty years since you began writing…

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2016 Dialogue-Writing Challenge: Day 8

Last year at this time, we did a month-long Dialogue-Writing Challenge. It was a big success with dozens of writers participating. We all learned quite a bit about this important aspect of the craft plus we had some fun in the process. 988 more words