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Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. A popular piece of advice for writers is to “write what you know.” While I do think a story’s emotional authenticity comes from the storyteller’s own experience, I don’t like the stagnation this phrase encourages. Instead, I prefer: “write what you want to know.” Because, in …

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man

I WROTE AND ILLUSTRATED A CHILDREN’S BOOK CALLED “THE SERIOUS GOOSE.” IT IS A FUN BOOK. ALL OF THE MONEY I MAKE FROM THE SALE OF THE BOOK GOES TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN L.A. AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ACROSS AMERICA. UNLIKE DONALD TRUMP JR. MY DAD CAN’T GET THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO BUY ALL THE …