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”
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
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.
David Mandel, and "Veep," have been on a roll ever since the series premiere. Critics love it. The show is well written, and has an all-star cast as well. If you'd like to see the list of nominations and winners, you can find them here: Emmy Winners 2017. I love the idea that this show … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – David Mandel
I should probably start off by saying I used to work on "Better Call Saul," and was fortunate enough to get to know Gordon, and the rest of the writers, a little bit while working on Season 2. He's a great guy, and I want to congratulate him on his second Emmy nomination. Way to … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Gordon Smith
Honestly, I don't think there's a right way to write. Typically, I'm the guy who will plan and plan until my story is ready to explode out of me. There's only so much planning you can do, and then you're just procrastinating. That being said, some of my best ideas have come during brainstorming, or … Continue reading Friday Fun – Writing the Right Way
I just found out Alec Berg has written for some of my favorite comedies, and it's no wonder because "Silicon Valley" has been generating a crazy amount of laughs out of me these past few years. It's definitely one of the shows I look most forward to watching each year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw Alec Berg was recently … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Alec Berg