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
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
"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
Sylvia Plath was a famous author and poet, and lived only until she was 33. She made a major impact on the world. I remember reading her book, "The Bell Jar" in high school. I think she makes a good point in this quote. If there is a voice in you that can't be contained, … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Sylvia Plath
I don't know much about the author, Leigh Michaels. She's written quite a few romance novels. I haven't read any of her books, but this quote came straight from her mouth, and it has a good point. Inspiration may come on it's own, but it is certainly far more likely to come if you give … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Leigh Michaels
The 89th Annual Academy Awards was held this past Sunday. If you've been following, we've been posting weekly in-depth interviews with the nominees. That will continue, until we've gone through all of the nominees for best original and adapted screenplays. Today, we just want to celebrate the winners! All of these movies were wonderful. Both … Continue reading Oscar Winners 2017
Having imaginary friends and talking to them seems bad, but the things writer's do when they can't get a conversation started is much worse. For instance... cleaning. Call us crazy if you want!
“I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it—if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together….I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don’t do homages.” Two-time Oscar wining screenwriter Quentin Tarantino Empire, November 1994 It's hard to come up with original … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Quentin Tarantino
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Aristotle was a wise man. It may be a good idea to take critiques seriously. You never know, someone's critique may be just the thing your story needs. Here's some great tips on how to take criticism as a writer: Writer's Digest: 4 Ways to Take Criticism Like a Pro