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Words, words, words

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. To celebrate his 450th birthday this month, we asked seven scholars and novelists what writers can learn from reading the Bard.

Published: April 1, 2014

Sorkinese

Take a tip from Aaron Sorkin. Be bold. You may even get a language named after you.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: July 1, 2013

Raising hell

For five seasons, Vince Gilligan has channeled his inner monster to terrify TV audiences. As the series ends, he reflects on the process of raising hell and retiring a hit show.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: June 19, 2013

Julian Fellowes: true to the Period

Screenwriter Julian Fellowes is the singular voice behind the lush PBS series Downton Abbey. His philosophy is grounded in something less extravagant: believing in yourself as a writer.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: January 5, 2013

David Simon: Reality Writing

David Simon talks about developing scripts, creating dialogue and why you should look for the bigger meaning in your writing.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: November 13, 2012