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Whether you just joined the Writers Guild or have a few credits to your name, we can all use a little advice sometimes.

John Whittington identifies early signs indicating you may need to exercise caution.

If you’re a drama writer who’s made the switch to a comedy room, Nastaran Dibai has tips for a smooth transition.

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Duly Noted

4/15/2022

Paul Redford has advice for the writer asked to give notes on a script.

Denise Moss outlines how to get the most out of general meetings—career-starter or not.

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It Takes Two

2/18/2022

Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett know a thing or two—or more—about navigating writing partnerships.

Jordana Arkin reframes the question and offers up some do’s and don’ts.

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Asking for Direction

7/16/2021

Nicole Riegel shares her thoughts on finding the right director for a greenlit project, looking at both sides of the relationship.

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How to Prep for an OWA

7/6/2021

Tripper Clancy shares the crucial steps you should take before pitching for an OWA.

Anne Kenney speaks to the importance of using original works as writing samples, no matter the type.

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Cultivating Opportunity

6/4/2021

Wendy Calhoun describes how to nurture and grow your network so it continues to bear fruit.

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Getting What You Want

5/21/2021

The Goldbergs’ Peter Dirksen outlines what writers can do to create a strong working relationship with their agent.

Oscar nominee and former TV staffer Virgil Williams has advice for TV writers who want to cross over.

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Your Second Act

3/26/2021

Showrunner Oliver Goldstick encourages TV writers to focus on three things when looking for work after their first staffing job.

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The Youth Movement

3/12/2021

Linda Mathious answers a member’s question about writing in a different genre.

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True Talk

7/10/2020

Y. Shireen Razack on talking in the writers’ room.

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To Staff or Not to Staff

6/26/2020

WGAW member Terri Kopp on staffing first vs. selling first.

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Stay In Your Lane

6/12/2020

TV writer Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale, Stitchers) answers a question about whether new writers should stick to one genre when sending out material.