writing inspiration

Stories Without Borders: Writing Abroad

Editor’s note: I’m thrilled to Introduce our new column by Julie Gray, an author, script consultant and former script reader who moved from L.A. to Tel Aviv. She shares her global view of writing abroad in her new column, Stories Without Borders. Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some...

Get A New Story: Don’t Wait for Writing Inspiration

William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” So many writers wait to be inspired before sitting down to write. They believe that they must be struck with a brilliant idea, like a bolt of lightning from the sky, before...

Screenwriter and Novelist Stephen Chbosky: Rebel with a Cause

Fate. It’s what brought Stephen Chbosky together with screenwriting legend and instructor, Stewart Stern. Born and raised in Upper St. Clair, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Chbosky was a bit of an outcast growing up, heavily influenced by the works of J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams. But it was...