MUST... FINISH... SCENE! You know when you're watching a scary movie, and the character is running down a hallway, and that hallway suddenly seems to stretch infinitely in both directions. The end is in sight, but it seems to be getting further away the closer you get. That's a lot what writing can feel like … Continue reading Friday Fun – You Can Do It!
Do you really want to become a screenwriter? Do you know what it takes to be a screenwriter? Do you really understand? Many people have a different idea of what the business is, and don't have a true understanding of what most screenwriters really do. I believe a lot of people aren't aware of the … Continue reading The Ups and Downs Of Being A Screenwriter
If 2018 has been a tough year for your personal productivity, you are certainly not alone. The world is noisier than ever and making space for oneself in these uncertain times can feel near impossible. For self-generative careers like writing, these are especially challenging times. That’s why theOFFICE (our physical location here in Santa Monica, … Continue reading A message for our local readers
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber were the duo that were recently nominated for having written the Adapted Screenplay, "The Disaster Artist." This movie is based on the book, which was written about the filming process of what's known to be the worst movie of all time, "The Room." If you need some inspiration, just … Continue reading Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber On Writing
There's been a lot of controversy over the differences between the scores of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," and for good reasons I believe. If you don't know what's going on, critics love the movie and audiences feel totally mixed about it. While the critic score is lying at a fresh 93%, the audience score … Continue reading Critics and Audiences
Did you know that Emperor Palpatine wasn't inspired by Hitler? He was actually inspired by Richard Nixon! This article is full of fun and interesting facts behind the historical inspirations of Star Wars. History.com: The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars”
I know I post about grammar from time to time, but I could bearly resist myself on this one.
This week marks the last week of our In-Depth series of Emmy posts. I hope you enjoyed reading them and learning about some of the best writers of the year. This week, Lisa Joy teaches us the importance of knowing it's never too late to get your start. She was on a solid path as … Continue reading In-Depth Look – Lisa Joy
Melissa Rosenberg is the wonderful lady who brought you "Dexter," "Jessica Jones," and the "Twilight" series. She's got some great words of advice here. You can always start something. In fact it's easy to start things. It's the things that you're resilient with that you become good at. The key to being a good writer, … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Melissa Rosenberg
Up next in our series of Emmy nominees in the category of Writing for a Drama Series is Peter Morgan for having written "The Crown." If you'd like to see a full list of nominees and the winners you can find them here: Emmy Winners 2017. Before this, Peter had been most well-known for having written movies … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Peter Morgan