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What I Learned About Writing This Year

It’s like frying onions.<p>I’ve been writing fiction on and off for years. But my writing pattern was erratic, like an unhealthy heartbeat — peaks and …

Tootsie

Most actors would say that their job consists largely of learning to walk around in another person's shoes. In <b>Tootsie</b> (1982), however, Dustin Hoffman …

Break your story in prep

Have you ever started a script and not finished it?<p>Has it ever taken you 6 months, 1 year, or more to finish a script?<p>Have you ever gotten so lost …

'Inside Out' Screenwriter Talks About Collaborative Pixar Filmmaking Process

"You begin to shadow artists, which I think is incredibly dangerous. It's incredibly dangerous for the writer because you shouldn't be trying to even …

ScreenCraft Exclusive: One-On-One with “Precious” Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher

We are proud to have Geoffrey Fletcher as a mentor for the 3rd Annual <b>ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship</b>. Initially working with a video camera and …

Writing

Steven Spielberg shares memories of 'E.T.' screenwriter Melissa Mathison

<b>Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Black Stallion, Kundun, and the upcoming adventure fantasy The BFG, died at age</b> …

WHAT’S YOUR STORY: Creating a Successful Writing Practice

Script Editor Karol Griffiths gives 11 tips on how to establish a writing practice to help you achieve success in your career and the quality of your …

Writing

5 Reasons Why Artists Should Meditate

If you’re a meditator, there’s a good chance that you come to the cushion every day because it’s good for your health or because it makes you feel …

Meditation