Did Eugene O’Neill look to the Bard for inspiration?
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.
Playwright, screenwriter and producer Sarah Treem takes the triple-threat road to success.
Building a strong screenplay based on five key elements of storytelling can bring your film idea to life
Screenwriter Callie Khouri looks for the story in the score and scripts of the hit TV show Nashville.
Take a tip from Aaron Sorkin. Be bold. You may even get a language named after you.
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.
A veteran television writer tells how he did just that for an episode of The Wonder Years
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.
David Simon talks about developing scripts, creating dialogue and why you should look for the bigger meaning in your writing.