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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


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


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


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


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


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

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Getting What You Want


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


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


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

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One Step Forward…


Jeff Stockwell explains what’s wrong with one-step deals and suggests what writers can do about them.

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True Talk


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

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To Staff or Not to Staff


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

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Stay In Your Lane


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.