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
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