5 Tips for Writer’s Block

Ok, we’ve all been there. Stuck on an idea, or stuck with how to proceed with your project. Maybe you’re halfway through the outline and don’t know where to go from there. Or you’ve started writing and just can’t figure out the next scene. It happens to the best of us, and we’ve put together…

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Screenwriting Frustrations

A week ago, I had the chance to teach a course on screenwriting to a number of engaged and awesome writers through The Writers Store. It was a great opportunity but also brought to mind a question – what is the biggest frustration for screenwriters? I’d love to be able to answer that question for…

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The Lesbian Death Dilemma

As a lesbian writer/director/producer/script reader working in Hollywood, I’ve been following what’s going on since the recent deaths on The 100 and The Walking Dead, neither of which are shows I watch – so I won’t comment specifically on them, as I don’t have the context. But, naturally, the LGBT community makes a good point in sticking…

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Advice from a Writer

Back in 2010, I was sure I would never be a writer. I had moved to LA a few years prior to direct, and, though I had a film that had hit festivals, I was sure that writing just wasn’t for me. I was a director, or maybe a producer, but definitely not a writer. Then,…

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My 10 Favorite Female Directors – Drama

Note: This article was first posted over at Ms in the Biz at this link. Haifaa Al-Mansour The story of what went on behind the scenes of Wadjda, a coming-of-age tale about a young girl desperate to buy a bicycle is nearly as compelling as the film itself. Al-Mansour was not allowed to interact with her…

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