Welcome To The Artful Writer!
It’s taken a bit more time than expected, but The Artful Writer is finally open to business.
And it’s free, free, freeeee….
The Artful Writer is published by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott, but the title doesn’t refer specifically to us. We believe all writers can empower themselves by mucking ‘round in the non-creative realities of our profession—legal, economic, Guild-related, etc. Sure, we’ll present the occasional article on the craft of writing itself, but a love of craft doesn’t preclude a love of being crafty. Forewarned is forearmed, information is power, a stitch in time makes something something…
You get it.
While The Artful Writer is intended for professional TV and film writers, we welcome aspirants as well. Right now I’m writing most of the articles, but Ted will join in shortly. We’re both working on sequels to films (his sequel is much bigger), so articles will come along every couple of days or so.
All visitors may comment on any article (just click on “comments” at the bottom of each entry). You must register with TypeKey in order to comment. It’s a free service, and we only require it to avoid some of the spam problems other sites have experienced.
On the right hand side of our site you’ll find a list of our recent articles (I built up a good supply in advance of our opening). On the left hand side, some useful links. If you have any suggestions for links, send them along.
If you’re a WGA member with a union question, try the “Ask A Board Member” link.
Once again, welcome. Explore, enjoy and let us know what you think.