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Phoebe Waller-Bridge interview on writing Fleabag - 10 Lessons from the Screenplay
@seemaxrun Thanks for posting. Great video. I also love her series Crashing. It is as good as Fleabag.
Love that post, @seeMaxrun! Her tips about "writing presently" really resonated.
I love this! Thank you for posting, Max.
On a slightly more encouraging note — Ira Glass.
[I usually share this clip with my Gotham Screenwriting I students around week five when it's starting to feel hard and they could use a boost to make it to the finish line.]
Continuing site frenzy repairing sites & damage left over from the great hacker wars o' 2019, I have spruced the #TNSSG site. Yay! #screenwriting #writing #afwnews #scriptnews https://screenwriterssurvivalguide.com/
This is an excellent breakdown on story and the writing process from Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) using Toy Story 3 as an example. It's over an hour long, but well worth the time:
George Saunder's book, "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain", is wonderful. The book examines different Russian short stories (Chekhov and Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol) after you read the story. In the first story, Chekhov's In The Cart, he actually examines it page by page. It was inspired by his classes at Syracuse. Not only insightful, but the book is also entertaining. I learned a lot from reading it.
This is a great clip. It is a bit goofy because of the narrator but also funny, entertaining, and dead on.
So ever since I put up the new AFW site design I loved the flowing sink with the white title on the front page but some people told me the white text gave them grief and then I changed the text to black text and that wasn't pretty and meanwhile, by all rules web it's not all that smart to have a front page on a site that doesn't say anything and makes people hit links to find out more so —
I made a big change today and switched up the layout and moved classes to the front page on the site.
Tell me what you think.
I also wonder f I should put the video classes on the main classes page alongside the six week online master classes. More food for thought, also that's a lot more work redesigning a page so takes more thought before I actually attempt it if I do do it hmm.