Where Do Plots Come From?

by Fin Wheeler Last month I read Stephen King’s memoir On Writing. As the title suggests, it’s him waxing lyrical about his lean, early years as a writer. He provides extended answers to questions he’s heard a million times from fans and would-be writers over the years. He also extrapolates on topics he always wanted... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Akiva Goldsman

Writing is both a pleasure and a struggle. There are times when it’s really aversive and unpleasant, and there are times when it’s wonderful and fun and magical, but that’s not the point. Writing is my job. I’m not a believer of waiting for the muse. You don’t put yourself in the mood to go... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Robert De Niro

The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day. (Presenting at the Oscars.)

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