Guest post by novelist/journalist and member Christina Hoag One of those writing clichés tells aspiring authors to “write the book you want to read.” That may be true, but make sure your book fits into an accepted genre or no one else will read it. As I was writing my noir crime novel Skin of … Continue reading The Importance of Genre
* Guest post by fiction writer and member Sabrina Tom In 2nd grade I was voted bossiest in the class slam book. A bad label for a girl of any age. So recently when I agreed to partner with a friend to write a screenplay this was what I was most worried about. Never mind … Continue reading What I Learned as a Fiction Writer Collaborating on My First Screenplay and What It Taught Me About Democracy: A Personal History
A huge congratulations to Kimi Howl Lee, the winner of this year's fellowship! Kimi is getting a free 6-month Premium Membership to theOffice. She'll have her own door code to access the space whenever she wants. Kimi is a screenwriter. She's fairly new to LA. Her 10-page sample of Mouth left us quite intrigued. We'll check … Continue reading And the winner is…
Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists […]
"Word of the Day," is a new type of post. One that will be sprinkled about the blog from time to time. Although it isn't a real word it has a beautiful and inspiring definition. sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with … Continue reading Word of the Day – Sonder
"If you don’t write your own stuff no one is going to write it for you. The chances of someone wanting to take a blind shot for you… it’s not going to happen. No one would have ever have written Master of None for me. I had to do it myself." Here's another dedication to … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Aziz Ansari
Yesterday was the last day of Summer, and let me tell you what that means... "Winter is coming." "Game of Thrones" recently broke records with the most Emmy wins for a drama, passing up "Frasier." I became curious about the writer behind the scenes, George R. R. Martin. This great, in-depth, "Rolling Stones" article shows quite … Continue reading Interview by George R. R. Martin
This list is a little late, but it's here for those who didn't get a chance to watch the Emmy's on Sunday. Overall, Jimmy Kimmel was a great host. If you're not watching "Game of Thrones," it's not too late to binge away! It made history this weekend, winning it's 38th Emmy Award, passing up "Frasier." … Continue reading Emmy Winners 2016
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A call back to our Plagiarism piece. It's flattering, but still don't do it.