by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Allan Loeb is the rare writer that has been able to transcend genres. He moves seamlessly between dramas, thrillers, comedies, and sci-fi. His latest work, Collateral Beauty, stars Will Smith and tells the story of a man retreating from tragedy who questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Loeb... Continue Reading →
An interview with the writer of the upcoming film, Indignation, on his writing process, screenplays that aren't over-written, and the violence of adapting great books. by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) James Schamus embodies what many desire to be in the world of film. He works with legendary directors. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards. He produces. He... Continue Reading →
by Rebecca Cantor I have never read Elizabeth Gilbert’s work before. Actually, that’s not true--I’ve never finished her work. I tried to read Eat Pray Love while pregnant with my son and on bed rest, but even without the freedom to leave my couch, I couldn’t get through that novel. And yet. I am currently... Continue Reading →
When the stories come easily and the writing process doesn't feel laboring, that's usually a good sign for me.
Christopher Boone of NoFilmSchool.com has put together five videos of award-winning screenwriters talking about their writing process.
I can't start writing until I have a closing line.
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him to the public.
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
My stories run up and bite me in the leg. I respond by writing them down - everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
This new article from Living the Romantic Comedy delves into the writing process that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo went through to get to the funniest possible film.