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Still waiting for inspiration? Maybe it’s time you actually started writing— powerfully, productively and with plenty of punch. Here's a 10-minute jab at writing as a craft that calls for tenacity, consistency and the courage to face an empty page. Mark Bellusci and Dan Chichester are pros at bare-knuckle writing for stage, film, editorial, marketing and comics. They share hard-earned tricks to help you roll up your sleeves, beat down the demons, and move that project forward — be it a novel, ad, play, press release, game, screenplay or shopping list. Take it to the streets and fight to write.

Street Writers Mark Bellusci | Dan Chichester

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Still waiting for inspiration? Maybe it’s time you actually started writing— powerfully, productively and with plenty of punch. Here's a 10-minute jab at writing as a craft that calls for tenacity, consistency and the courage to face an empty page. Mark Bellusci and Dan Chichester are pros at bare-knuckle writing for stage, film, editorial, marketing and comics. They share hard-earned tricks to help you roll up your sleeves, beat down the demons, and move that project forward — be it a novel, ad, play, press release, game, screenplay or shopping list. Take it to the streets and fight to write.

    Street Writers - Nancy Kidder, part 1

    Street Writers - Nancy Kidder, part 1

    This is the first half of our interview with Nancy Kidder, an American University adjunct professor who teaches a course called Writing And Fighting (the perfect companion to Street Writers). Nancy provides insightful tips on writing, and discusses some of her favorite writers. Learn more about Nancy and her course at writeandfight.com.

    • 8 min
    Powering Past Rejection

    Powering Past Rejection

    We talk about our perennial writing companion: rejection. We all get it, and dealing with it productively is crucial. Dan then delves into a creative Twitter thread by Christopher McQuarrie that discusses rejection among other writerly things. And Mark discusses his film that, after a few rejections, was accepted into a film festival (whew).

    • 10 min
    Street Writers - Evan Skolnick Pt. 2

    Street Writers - Evan Skolnick Pt. 2

    Level up your podcasting game with Pt. 2 of our interview with Evan Skolnick: author of everything from Marvel Comics New Warriors, to LucasArts Star Wars games, to recent video game hits like Cuphead and The Walking Dead. In "They Beat Us To The Punch", Evan calls out the writerly virtues — nay, nirvana! — of a solid set of dishwasher instructions. And in "Hit Us With Your Best Shot" Evan invites us into the particular joys and specialized skills he brought to bear as the narrative designer on the smash PS4 game Concrete Genie. (https://www.amazon.com/Concrete-Genie-PlayStation-4/dp/B07NKVW3CH/)

    Learn more about Evan at his website, evanskolnick.com — and be sure and grab a copy of his #1 guide to video game writing, Video Game Storytelling: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385345828/

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    #amwriting #writing #keepwriting #writingtips #creativity #productivity #streetwriting #videogamewriting

    • 10 min
    Street Writers - Evan Skolnick Pt. 1

    Street Writers - Evan Skolnick Pt. 1

    What better way to start 2020 than with a new episode of Street Writers? Better yet — the first part of our interview with Evan Skolnick, as he takes us through is writing career that's included Marvel Comics, LucasArts, hit video games like The Walking Dead, Cuphead and Concrete Genie — and the ins and outs of game instruction at the Game Developers Conference and Cogswell College. And in "Take A Swing At This" Evan hits us with the wisdom of "taking a pitch" — passing on writing work when it's not the right fit. 

    Learn more about Evan at his website, evanskolnick.com — and be sure and grab a copy of his #1 guide to video game writing, Video Game Storytelling: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385345828/

    Liking what you hear? Leave a review. Subscribe! And invite new listeners to join in: https://anchor.fm/streetwriters

    Hit us up with questions, comments, whatever you got at: streetwriters.podcast@gmail.com

    And send us an audio message so we can get your comments in future episodes: https://anchor.fm/streetwriters/message

    #amwriting #writing #keepwriting #writingtips #creativity #productivity #streetwriting

    • 10 min
    Street Writers - Josh Korda, Part 2

    Street Writers - Josh Korda, Part 2

    Here’s the second half of our interview with Josh Korda, a Buddhist teacher, lead instructor at DharmaPunx NYC, and author of Unsubscribe: Opt Out of Delusion and Opt In to Truth. Josh tells us what he’s been up to, and then we let our let our collective hair down (ha!), with a discussion of some our favorite shows.

    • 9 min
    Street Writers - Josh Korda - Part 1

    Street Writers - Josh Korda - Part 1

    We chatted with our friend Josh Korda, who is a a Buddhist teacher, lead instructor at DharmaPunx NYC, and author of Unsubscribe: Opt Out of Delusion, Tune In to Truth. In part one of our conversation, Josh discusses adjusting your writing schedule and technique based on what you’re writing. He also touches on a few books he loves. Come back next week for part two.

    • 10 min

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