So You Wanna Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski

10 Screenplay Tips from Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Masterclass Interview on his Writing Process

What does it take to be a writer?

A Visual Guide To The Language Of Film: How To Read A Film

Explore your strengths and weaknesses as a writer

Are you a dreamer or a doer?

Your place in the creative universe

Inspiration Inspires Creativity

Maximise your creative expression

Creativity feeds the soul

Sharpen Your Instinct and Intuition

Significance Of Outlining Your Story

10 tips from Steven Spielberg for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

Conquering your fear of not writing your story

The Unique Dialogue Between Story and Readers

The secret to writing

Own the writing process

I Want To Write A Screenplay

How to manipulate emotions in storytelling

The Art and Craft of Structure

Own Your Story

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 10 Tips for Screenwriters and Directors

10 basic steps to own the writing process

Fear fuels conflict in storytelling

Exposing the Heart and Soul of your Story

The Art Of Dramatic Action

Take an honest look at how well you know your story

Does your story need to go on a diet?

Explore the thematic purpose of your story

Genre and Genre Conventions

M. Night Shyamalan Interview on writing The Visit, Split, and Glass – 10 Lessons from the Screenplay

The art of creating effective Story Events

Controlling your Story Creatively

The Fictional Reality Of Real-Life Stories

Great Stories Live Forever

Stories that Inspire

What makes a Hero

The Hero’s Journey: Part 1

The Hero’s Journey: Part 2

Christopher Nolan Interview on writing The Dark Knight and Tenet – 10 Lessons from the Screenplay

Re-imagining History and Rebooting Classics

The ABC of Copyright

The art of adaptation

Why writing plays are good for storytellers

I want to sell my screenplay

10 Writing Tips from J.K. Rowling

Staying productive while working from home

16 New Year’s Resolutions For Storytellers

Tips and resources for writers

Tips From Great Masters

A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it … For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, and the Art of Revision

10 Screenwriting Tips from Taika Waititi – Interview with screenwriter and director of Jojo Rabbit

Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

10 Screenwriting Tips from Quentin Tarantino on how he wrote Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Writing and Life

Valuable Tips For Writers From Veteran Filmmaker Jans Rautenbach

Jans Rautenbach

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

Brain Pickings

By popular demand, Maria Popova put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more.

Over the years, Maria Popova’s  endless fascination with daily routines of writers, found herself especially intrigued by successful writers’ sleep habits — after all, it’s been argued that “sleep is the best (and easiest) creative aphrodisiac” and science tells us that it impacts everything from our moods to our brain development to our every waking moment.

10 Screenwriting Tips from James Cameron on how he wrote Titanic and Avatar

Film & Filmmaking