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  1. books
    How to Write a Female Serial KillerOyinkan Braithwaite on writing a protagonist who kills men, just because she feels like it.
  2. A Great Comedy Resource: the ‘Conan’ Writers’ Transitions ListIf the Workaholics writers’ board of terrible joke clichés is a solid resource for what phrases not to use as a writer or comedian, then the […]
  3. Writers Really Love Seeing People Being Courteous on the SubwayPlus other things we learned from a questionnaire given to the five One Book, One New York contenders. (Big fans of Wild Wild Country.)
  4. Talking ‘Look Alive Out There’ and the Importance of Humor Writing with […]Sloane Crosley may be an accomplished writer, but she’s still humble. Crosley is the acclaimed author of essay collections I Was Told There’d […]
  5. ‘Veep,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and More Win 2018 WGA […]The 2018 Writers Guild Awards were handed out in New York and Los Angeles last night, and when it comes to this year’s comedy nominees, Veep, […]
  6. 2018 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ […]The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2018 WGA Award nominees today, which includes returning series like Nathan for You, Silicon […]
  7. Mudbound’s Dee Rees on Writing Racist Jokes and Directing Mary J. Blige“If you’ve ever been at one of her concerts, it’s like a therapy session with 30,000 people.”
  8. Talking Comedy and Politics with Former Obama Speechwriter David Litt Not many people can claim that they landed their first post-college job as a 24-year-old speechwriter and joke writer for the President of […]
  9. roll clip!
    The Late Sam Shepard Discusses Playwriting in a Clip From California TypewriterShepard is one of many typewriter aficionados who appear in the documentary.
  10. Inside James Taylor Johnston’s ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ with Mike Sacks Author Mike Sacks is reviving a lost genre with his new book Stinker Lets Loose! Sacks, who has penned five popular comedy books, including […]
  11. 2017’s WGA Awards Winners Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and […]The 2017 Writers Guild Awards were handed out over the weekend, and in addition to Donald Glover’s new FX show Atlanta winning two awards for […]
  12. 2017 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ and […]The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2017 WGA Award nominees today, and among the comedy nominees are some new series, returning […]
  13. How Many of These Joke Clichés Are You Guilty of Using?Workaholics will air its seventh and final season on Comedy Central next year, and while the writing staff has contributed plenty of great […]
  14. Read Dan Harmon’s Excellent Advice for Overcoming Writer’s BlockDan Harmon fielded questions from fans in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and when one fan asked how to overcome writer’s block, Harmon responded with […]
  15. ‘Family Guy’ Hires Billy Domineau, the Writer Behind the 9/11 ‘Seinfeld’ […]It’s been over two months since Billy Domineau’s 9/11 Seinfeld spec script blew up the internet, and fortunately the success from the script […]
  16. Thank You For Your Submission to Moe’s Southwest Grill, by Jeff Vitkun Thank you for your submission to Moe’s Southwest Grill. Unfortunately, this piece wasn’t right for us because unlike our competitor, […]
  17. When Will Helen DeWitt Be Recognized As One of the Great American Novelists?A flood of bad luck has kept her debut The Last Samurai out of print. Will a new edition finally change things?
  18. writing
    Lindsay Lohan Is Writing a Book About ‘How to Overcome Obstacles’“I hope that my words will connect with those who need some guidance when [or] if they are in a tough place.”
  19. comedy
    How Do You Know If Your Comedy Script Is Good?If you’ve only shown your friends your script, how do you know if it’s really funny?
  20. writing
    A Nick Offerman–Penned Parks and Rec Episode Is Coming Your WayMore tiny hats, please.