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!
Chris Levinson is one of our faves here at theOFFICE. She's always a hoot and always busy working on something exciting. She has written/produced for numerous TV shows including Party of Five, Law & Order and Tyrant. Her pilots have been produced at NBC and FOX. Chris recently connected with Brooks Elms, a fellow screenwriter and … Continue reading Chris Levinson – “There are writers who write and there are writers who talk.”
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
I don't think I've covered this one yet. I've heard the best writers clean their entire apartments before writing. In fact, the longer you take to clean it, the better writer you are. There's a pro tip, so listen well.
The character I'm creating is clever and witty, and says lots of funny things. He's really smart and cool, and is well liked by almost everybody. I think I'm going to name him Jordan. Oh wait, that's just me. Making original characters is hard. I should just write stories about where there's just a bunch … Continue reading Friday Fun – Characters
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...