Fiction Friday: 8 Things Writers Forget When Writing Fight Scenes
Recently, I attended a session called “Writing About Fighting” at VCON, a science fict ion and fantasy conference. The panel consisted of writers and experts who were disciplined in mul…
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The Difference Between Villains and Antagonists
Oftentimes, the words "villain" and "antagonist" are used interchangeably, and there's good reason for this (which I will talk about it just...
From Passion To Profit: How To Make Money Doing What You Love
These people used technology to turn their passions into careers. Here’s what they learned along the way.
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Writers’ Rooms Vs. Solo Scribes: Where Does TV Creativity Flourish Best?
The writers’ room has become a staple of American television production. But look to our British friends across the pond, and they’ve got other ideas. Imagine: one writer, penning all the episodes …
Matthew Weiner’s Creative Solution For Eliminating Doubt
Matthew Weiner discusses his process for writing Mad Men and the particular form of collaborating that allows him to get through a large volume of material–even if it sometimes feels like cheating.
6 Truths About Failing Better, From “Odd Couple” Star And Billion-Dollar Screenwriter Thomas Lennon
Thomas Lennon–star of The Odd Couple, co-writer of Night at the Museum— may be very successful, but he still gets fired. A lot.
The Epic Saga of Joel Silver: Money Struggles, Feuds and (Another) Second Chance
A meeting in Palm Springs led to a deal with a Canadian billionaire as the 1990s' most high-flying producer concludes a long search for financing amid heavy debts; lavish, leveraged homes; and, sometimes, a trail of bad feelings. Says Silver: "There are always people willing to say things that are not nice."
How To Streamline Your Work Life To Make Time For More Creative Ideas
When you feel busy and overwhelmed innovation falls by the wayside, here’s how to clear your mind and still get everything done.