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Write On with 'Home Before Dark' Co-Creator Dana Fox

Home Before Dark co-creator Dana Fox discusses the inspiration for the show, her process for pitching and writing projects, and more. 

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Five Takeaways: The Hunt

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft better stories.

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The Fast Five: Drive-Ins, Dog Sports and Free Trials

We’re all indoors with plenty of time to kill, so why not use this situation as an excuse to teach yourself some new skills, and finally finish that screenplay or film project you put down for one reason or another? And if you’re not in the mood for ...

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7 Tech Tools to Set You Up For Success While Working (and Writing!) From Home

Working from home (along with an extra side of existential dread) appears to be the new norm for the next while, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Even if we’ve written at home for years, now we might also be wrangling kids 24/7, plus our lives and...

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Week 2: Lee Jessup on What Writers CAN Do Now

This week Lee discusses the latest updates on agency layoffs, online pitching trends and answers your questions from social media. 

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3 Tweaks to Un-Muck Your Script Notes Process - Part 1

Death. Taxes. And script notes.

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From Concept to Congratulations: The Big Break Journey

Todd Goodlett has been “on cloud nine” since finding out that his original script, The Arsonist’s Handbook, was Final Draft’s Big Break 2019 TV Grand Prize Winner. A feat, he says, he once never imagined, and that has already taken him to places of h...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narrative Evolution In the Time of COVID-19

Well, going to the movies is out for now...

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Five Takeaways From Episode One of Netflix's ‘Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’

Your weekly break-down of a popular movie or television episode to see what a screenwriter—or any writer, for that matter—can take away from what’s on screen: what worked, what didn’t, and how you can use what’s popular to craft better stories.

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