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Compilation #writingremedy

Published on

2/2/2015 4:30:21 PM

In which we compile a list of resources for writers

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Academy Originals

In this video John August discusses where his ideas come from.

Hollywood Reporter

In this video Screenwriters of some of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2014/2015 discuss writing.


In this video Christopher Nolan discusses Interstellar

Brandon Sanderson's lectures on writing

About: Brandon teaches Creative Writing at Brigham Young University.

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In this video Brandon outlines the different writing methods: Gardners and Architects.

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Charlie Kaufman's speech on screenwriting

"I think we try to be experts because we’re scared; we don’t want to feel foolish or worthless; we want power because power is a great disguise."

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Paul Auster: How I Became a Writer

"A good days work, is if I have one typed page at the end of the day, two is amazing, three is a miracle."

Neil Gaiman on how Douglas Adams made him a writer

Neil Gaiman's advice to aspiring artists

"none of those people are gonna make the art that you will make"

Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz

Margaret Atwood on why we tell stories

Our playlist of useful writing videos.

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Pixar's 22 rules for storytelling

"You admire characters for attempting more than what their successes have been."

This compilation of writing advice

Including Zadie Smith's ten rules of writing

"Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation.’ You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no ‘writer’s lifestyle.’ All that matters is what you leave on the page."

Then the Guardian's compilation

"My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."

Writers' cliches that make you tear your hair out

Richard Linklater shares his keys to great storytelling

Dan Harmon writing about writing

"there is one thing at the core of a character that can never change"

Dan Harmon's story circle

This list of writers who are running the literary internet

Virginia Woolf's Advice On Creating Memorable Characters

"Write characters who are both “very small and very tenacious; at once very frail and very heroic.” Let them have contradictions."

China Mieville on Structure

"I would encourage anyone that’s writing a novel to be as out there as they possibly can. But as a way of getting yourself kick-started, why not go completely traditional?"

Kurt Vonnegut on the shapes of stories

Ursula Le Guin writing tips

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The hero's journey, told through music

Neil Gaiman interviewed on the Nerdist podcast

"Look, read within that genre to understand what people are doing, but then go and read outside your comfort zone."

Vince Gilligan interviewed on the Nerdist podcast

Joss Whedon interviewed on the Nerdist podcast

Literary Disco podcast

The New Yorker Fiction podcast

Book Riot podcast

Slate's Audio Book Club

Marc Maron's podcast

(Marc often interviews storytellers)

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Neil Gaiman on Tumblr


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