John Heywood may have opined that many hands make light work, but, when all those hands are done he was mute on who’s supposed to get the credit. Christopher Schiller explores the concept of workshopping.
Manny Fonseca writes about teaming up with writing partner Cheryl Diffin. He also talks about how their script 'Whittier' came about as well as others.
Dan Goforth talks with the screenwriter/producer team of Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman about writing the sequel "God's Not Dead 2."
Steve Kaire gives advice on writing partnerships, including six essential questions to ask before entering into one.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman takes you through the processes she's used with her different writing partners to help you create writing partnerships that work... without killing each other.
You’re confident your new idea is going to make a great story, but when you perch yourself at your laptop, nothing comes out. Blank. Nada. Whether it’s writer insecurity or lack of caffeine, your brain might sometimes resist your creative efforts to yank brilliance out of it. Nothing opens up your story more to...
Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney comment on the immensely fun, but extremely emotional, experience of being the husband and wife writing team assigned to the new action-comedy Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (the sequel to the successful 2009 Sherlock Holmes, starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.). The film releases December 16.
Sometimes we cling to a project because we don’t want to admit we were wrong, or the idea isn’t good enough. We try to force that square peg into a round hole. No matter how much we shove, it’ll never fit.
Most writers like to believe we can create great stories all by our lonesome selves -- and many of us can. But for me, brainstorming with trusted friends brings out the best in my writing. It challenges me to take my work to the next level. I like to be pushed … even into...
Collaborating with friends has always been a tightrope act. If you add value to a friend's project, or he to yours, then forge ahead. If not, it may be time to cut professional ties. Either way, you may lose the friendship over the course of a project.