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
A warm welcome and huge congratulations to Michelle Bracken, this year's winner of theOFFICE Fellowship. Michelle will receive 6 months of a Premium Membership here at theOFFICE to write write write write write! Michelle submitted the short story, Me Without You, part of a collection of interconnected stories about three 4th graders in a secluded ward … Continue reading 2019 Fellowship Winner!
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
I just really can never get enough of these two. I'm a big fan of the last-minute panic technique. If only I could create that for myself on a daily basis...
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
Who would have thought you'd learn one of the most important lessons of writing from a 6-year-old boy and his imaginary tiger friend? Writing is an art and a business. The balance is tough, but once you understand the balance there's no question that you'll enjoy every moment of what you do.