by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Mark Steven Johnson has written successful stories ranging from Grumpy Old Men to superhero fare such as Daredevil and Ghost Rider. With his newest project, he’s stepped behind the lens to direct Finding Steve McQueen, the true story of a gang of Ohio bank robbers that attempted to steal $30 million from President Richard Nixon’s secret... Continue Reading →
This article was originally published by Shore Scripts. It is reprinted here with permission. by Bill Mesce On the first day of teaching my first university creative writing class several years ago, I asked my 30 students, as a way of getting a read on their abilities, to write me a short piece about anything;... Continue Reading →
As this month is Women's History month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the most important writers -- male or female -- of the last century. No, Toni Morrison isn't a screenwriter, but her thoughts on writing surpass form and are completely applicable whether you're writing a broad comedy or an... Continue Reading →
Most beginning writers (and I was the same) are like chefs trying to cook great dishes that they've never tasted themselves.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.