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Doug Wright: I am my own scribe

Playwright Doug Wright  talks about  obsessions, legacy, outliers  and the creative freedom of crafting for the stage.

By Julie Krug | Published: April 18, 2015

What’s the big idea?

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.

By Patti Hartigan | Published: March 17, 2015

Twofer

Writing partners share a special bond through respect and trust – despite challenges.

By Patti Hartigan | Published: February 17, 2015

The curious Cuse of Bates Motel

Screenwriter and showrunner Carlton Cuse on shaping TV stories, collaborating with a team, the writers’ room and the importance of a good lunch.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: January 5, 2015

Veena Sud: Be ready

The Killing creator Veena Sud offers tips on pacing a story and the tenacity it takes to work in TV.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: September 30, 2014

Homeward bound

Acting out a character brings a writer’s voice to life.

By Afaa Michael Weaver | Published: August 26, 2014

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