What are your excuses for not writing? This week we meet Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes, a successful novelist and screenwriter, who writes and publishes mountains of material while being a single mom and homeschooling her teenage daughter! Click image to play video; more details are below. Vivi Anna is an award-winning Canadian multi-published author [...]
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Whether you’re a feature or TV writer, actor, or novelist, The Emotion Thesaurus is an indispensable tool for your arsenal. Find out why, in this week’s insightful interview with co-author Angela Ackerman! Click image to play video; more details are below. Angela Ackerman lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and two teen boys. A [...]
All about the pitch! This week our special guest is Stephanie Palmer, who wrote the definitive book on pitching, Good in a Room. Click image to play video; more details are below. Stephanie Palmer helps creative people learn to pitch ideas and sell their projects. Stephanie founded Good in a Room in 2005 and is [...]
From executive at Amblin Entertainment to director of the Showrunner Training Program, Carole Kirschner has the goods on how to break in to Hollywood… so much so, she wrote a book about it! Click image to play video; more details are below. Carole Kirschner has worked as a senior level television executive for sixteen years. [...]
Sterling Anderson is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated screenwriter, TV writer, and author. His newest book, Beyond Screenwriting, goes where no other industry book goes… into the trenches of today’s writer in Hollywood. Click image to play video; more details are below. Sterling Anderson has written for some of the most popular network television shows, such as [...]
Five years ago, a good spec TV script could land you a job on staff. Now, everyone wants spec pilots. So where are the resources on how to write one? Enter William Rabkin: not only has he written and/or produced hundreds of hours of dramatic television, but he literally wrote the book on pilot writing. [...]
From family TV to teaching web series writing… Ross Brown wrote for some of the biggest family sitcoms of the eighties and nineties, including creating a show that would be the launching pad for Halle Berry‘s career. Click image to play video; more details are below. Few of us have more humble beginnings… Ross Brown [...]
John Vorhaus is best known as the author of The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not. This seminal book on writing comedy for television and film is now available in four languages, and continues to be a definitive source of information and inspiration for writers from Santa Monica to Scandinavia. Click [...]
Paul Chitlik, professional screenwriter and author on the subject, fields a question about writing effective description in your screenplay.