Robert Rodriguez has no doubt created some amazing films. I just saw Alita: Battle Angel, his most recent film, and it's amazing. Did you know it's one of the first films that was filmed with 3D cameras since Avatar? If you still haven't seen it, make sure to watch in 3D. I think there were some corny moments, … Continue reading Robert Rodriguez On Writing
Having trouble writing the perfect log line? Lost or stuck in writing your story? I feel you. I'm sure we've all been there more often than we'd like to admit. These are problems many writers go through, and even the best are prone to them. I've developed a trick for dealing with writer's block. Lately, … Continue reading Writer’s Block, Log Lines, And Getting Lost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flge_rw6RG0 This is the scene that sparked my love for science fiction. It left me filled with awe and wonder. I mean... where the heck were Doc and Marty going?! The sequel went above and beyond my wildest imagination. The inspiration for almost everything I write came from this single moment, and I'm sure it's … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Back to the Future
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!
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
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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.
Research is very important in writing. Right now we live in a world where many people aren't checking their facts before speaking or writing. Fake news has become a major problem because of this, and makes it easier than ever to mistake fact for fiction. It's important to check facts, and make sure you're not a … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Robert McKee
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