If you’re looking to enter a contest or fellowship, we’ve got you covered with the deadlines of the most popular competitions around. Just click the links, and they’ll take you directly to the contest page: Early Entry: November 22nd – Creative World Awards Regular Entry: November 15th - WeScreenplay - Feature Contest Deadlines Late Entry: … Continue reading November Screenwriting Contest Deadlines
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on top of the world right now. Three Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actress, and Best Writing for a Comedy Series on Fleabag, and a nomination for Outstanding Drama for Killing Eve. Three out of four isn't bad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Uv6cb9YRs I have an interview here conducted by NPR: 'Fleabag' And 'Killing Eve' … Continue reading Phoebe Waller-Bridge On Writing
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 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