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Becoming Mike Nichols, an HBO Master Class in Theater, Film and TV

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

On February 22nd, HBO will air Becoming Mike Nichols, a conversation between actor/director/producer Mike Nichols and his friend and colleague Jack O' Brien, which was Recorded only four months before Nichols' death in 2014.

You Are Not What You Write

William Kenower | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I realized recently that whether I'm writing, teaching, or even interviewing, I'm only interested in communicating one idea: Everything is okay, even though it looks like everything is not okay.

5 Tips on How to Write an Awesome Female Protagonist

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educationa...

3 Ways to Find the Writing Voice You Never Really Lost

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Life has a way of taking us away from ourselves in its acute and mundane manifestations, but it also can -- if we turn our attention to re-engaging our voice -- bring us right back to who we are, and what we have to say both on and off the page. Here are three DIY voice lessons.

Robert Rodriguez's Directing Career Has Been All About Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez has kept her promise to highlight Latino talent in Hollywood through her weekly "Movement Mondays" posts on Instagram. The "Jane The Vi...

Free Florida Fun

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

For five centuries many have contributed to creating this perfect tiny city of Key West. Lush with green dripping trees dangling with flowers amongst ...

She, Mother. Me, Daughter

Lisa Mae DeMasi | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Mae DeMasi

The room began to close in. The air got thick ... dense. Tension seeped into my pores. I grew smaller in stature -- shrunk right there in my chair before her, as if I was Alice and had just choked down a little red pill.

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word...

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day on...

Finishing The Hat: On Completing My First Novel

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

As I've said before, whenever I lose my way as a writer, and feel like I'm running up one dead end after another, I watch Sunday In The Park With Ge...

Chasing a Dream? 4 Reasons You Better Run in Work Boots

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

In 2014, I released an indie book, "Purple People Leader." While the message (leading without bias) is hugely important to me, I actually published...

It's in You

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

It is in the 4 a.m. alarm that rouses you from your cozy warm bed in the darkness. It is in the quiet of the morning when you are staring at a blank...

Every Writer Is Their Own Lawyer

William Kenower | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I interview writers of all genres for Author magazine and Author2Author. If I wanted to, however, I could devote an entire magazine to interviews with...

Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys Screenwriter Talks About the Heyday of Screenwriting in the 80s and 90s!

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Why Authors Need an 'Outside Life'

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

A writer's life is not without its occupational hazards. Writing can become all-consuming even though no author is the same when it comes to their own schedule of writing.

Getting Away: Of Islands and Authors

Karen Dionne | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Karen Dionne

To reach Salt Cay, fly into the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau (Airport code: NAS). From there, a 45-minute taxi ride brings you to your accommodations at the Comfort Inn Suites on nearby Paradise Island.

5 Reasons Why Hans Gruber is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

"Who said we were terrorists?" These sinister words, spoken with almost Shakespearean grandeur and playfulness by the late Alan Rickman, is perhaps one of the greatest lines spoken by any movie villain. It denotes that all is not as it seems while watching the original Die Hard.

Everyone Loves Steve

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Steve Bluestein with friends Cathy Ladman and Judy Carter Steve Bluestein is a playwright and comedian. I interviewed him last year and listened ...

Why Confidence Is More Important Than Craft

William Kenower | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
William Kenower

When I was a very young writer I was somewhat motivated to learn my craft so that I would not suffer the sting of shame I believed would come if I shared something that was poorly written. I can now say - with confidence - that that sting is brief and harmless.

Women's Media Center 2015 Media Awards

Madinah James | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Madinah James

Last fall, the Women's Media Center celebrated a milestone marking it's 10-year anniversary during the 2015 Women's Media Center Awards ceremony hel...

How To Become A Best Selling Writer

Quora | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Quora

All right, time for some industry secrets. (Well, maybe not secrets, but certainly not widely known).

What I've Learned as a Gay Man Who Left the Midwest, in 4 Parts

Chad Reichanadter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Reichanadter

When I arrived, I unpacked one hundred and five pounds of my belongings and began to settle in. Settling, sort of like the mucus glob at the bottom of a kombucha bottle. Definitely good for you, but not always the easiest thing to swallow.

The Glamorous Life of a Top Rated Author

Natalie Guenther | Posted 12.23.2015 | Books
Natalie Guenther

We get asked (Full Disclosure: no one asks us this except our children) what it is like to be Top Rated, Best Selling, wildly popular authors. It is, as you likely think, very glamorous.

Is Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey" Dead in Screenwriting Today?

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

How to Grow a Writing Career

William Kenower | Posted 12.21.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Writing careers are not like many other careers, where there is at least the appearance of order and predictability.