I just love Spider-Man. What other superhero could sit next to you on the subway and just start talking to you like you're already pals? Into the Spider-Verse has been making waves. People are saying it's not just the best animated movie of the year, but also the best superhero movie of the year. I wholeheartedly … Continue reading Phil Lord and Chris Miller On Writing
Just wanted to wish all of our members and viewers a happy holiday! Some of you may practice the "Don't Break the Chain" rule. That's great! Get a little writing done, but make sure to enjoy the holiday if you can too 🙂 Also, make sure to wear your stretchy pants!
Real people have layers to them, and so do well written characters. These are fun examples, but they're also really interesting. They definitely give the improv actors on the show some very interesting things to do and say! If you're having trouble with writing characters you may want to look at people in your life, … Continue reading Friday Fun – Character’s With Depth
One point I forgot to make of yesterday's super important topic of research. If you do too good of a job the CIA might come after you. Get the facts right though! Totally worth it.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" comes out this weekend, and I'm very excited for it. Adaptations are really tough, especially writing one with so many talented people attached. When there are only 2 hours to cram action, drama, laughs, and more action into a film... it's needless to say it's very difficult to juggle all … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – James Gunn
Inspiration, for me, usually comes when I'm not looking for it. When I'm driving, taking a shower, or going to bed. I've heard the reason for this is because this is when your brain decides to organize things. A couple of ideas run into each other, and BAM! Your story just got a whole lot … Continue reading Friday Fun – Shower Thoughts
Hopefully, proper planning can prevent this from happening. I could provide some of the biggest plot holes here, but that might ruin the experience of the movie for you. That's the last thing I want. I'll tell you, "Looper" had one hell of a plot hole that left me cringing. Time travel is my favorite thing, and … Continue reading Friday Fun – Plot Holes
Mary Oliver has a great point here. You might think if you have a good thought, that you'll hold onto it. Whether it's in the middle of the night, or the middle of the day it's probably a good idea to write that thought down. It may slip your mind, and could be a thought that … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Mary Oliver
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