Some days just don't go as you planned. Everything becomes an excuse. That's okay. The best writers would be lying if they said that everything went smoothly for them every day. In fact, most of their best writing days might start like this. The point is to get the pen to the paper. Once you … Continue reading Friday Fun – Perfection or You Don’t Get a Word Out of Me
This is when the truth comes out. It may not be pretty or perfect, but it always feels right. You can schedule to write from 9 - 5, Monday through Friday. You can create the most perfect outline, and fill it in piece by piece. These things work, but when true inspiration takes over, and … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Walt Whitman
Most movies that release are PG-13 or under. It makes sense, after all the movie business is a BUSINESS, and the wider the reach of the audience the more money they make. That being said, I think there's a thirst for something raw and real, something that doesn't hold back, and that's where recent releases … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – James Mangold
Spring is here and love is in the air. There's nothing like the scent of books and coffee. There's just something so special about a bookstore.
Yesterday was about comedies, and today is about drama. My personal goal as a writer of science fiction is not to show what the world will be, but what the world can be. I can show the best, and the worst of what's to come. That's an incredibly powerful thing. Writers have this tremendous power … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Woody Allen
I recently saw the trailer for "Baby Driver," and I am more than ready for the next Edgar Wright film to come out. It made me think about this great video I saw a few years back about how he uses his visuals in his directing style. In my opinion, he's one of the best comedy … Continue reading In- Depth Look – Edgar Wright
The Oscar’s were held recently, and there were some great screenwriters up for the awards. If you’d like to see a full list of the winners, check out our post: Oscar Winners 2017. This week is the last week of our in-depth interviews of the nominees. I searched the internet for the best interviews I could find … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Mike Mills
"What's your movie going to be about?" "Well, it's kind of complicated to explain, but here I go. It's about pizza and life, and well wait, let me start over. It's about a guy who buys a slice of pizza that changes his life. You see, blah blah blah..." "Uh huh...." "Blah blah blahhhhhh. Well … Continue reading Friday Fun – What’s Your Story About?
"In England, I am a horror movie director. In Germany, I am a filmmaker. In the US, I am a bum." – John Carpenter John Carpenter is most well-known for the "Halloween" series and "Escape From New York," but he has a long list of scripts he's written. There are two sayings about audiences. One … Continue reading Quote of the Day – John Carpenter
The Oscar’s were held recently, and there were some great screenwriters up for the awards. If you’d like to see a full list of the winners, check out our post: Oscar Winners 2017. We’ll be continuing to post our selections of in-depth interviews for the next several weeks until we go over all of the nominees. This … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder