Creating Distinctive Character Voices

One of the most difficult skills for new screenwriters is creating multiple characters who each have a unique voice. Amateur screenwriters often write vague characters who all speak alike (i.e. speak like the writer). After years of practice, I’ve been told that I write strong characters with dialogue that crackles on the page. Here are some of my tips:

Captivated by Writing Spaces

Our Team Reveals Their Writing Spaces

What makes the ideal writing space? Some sort of platform to write on, a computer, pen or paper, inspirational quotes? We asked PWN team members to share their writing spaces and what key elements are helpful to their writing process.  

The Shape of Love

The Shape of Love: Writing Tips from Author Mimi Cross

Here comes Valentine’s Day, resplendent in red. Boxes of chocolates, bouquets of flowers, cards signed with kisses, and everything heart shaped.

But is the shape of love a heart?

In young adult literature, it’s often a triangle.

Captivated by Vision Boards

Our Team Visualizes Their Goals

What’s a vision board? It’s a collage of images that represent your goals and dreams. Creating a board and keeping it near your writing desk can help you imagine what a positive future could look like. Want to see examples? Check our team members’ vision boards below. Did any of their dreams come true?


Have you made your 2022 writing resolutions yet? Now is the time to think about your goals. What do you want to achieve by the year’s end? 

Say your goals out loud and set your intentions.

Got ’em? Okay, now you need to take steps to reach your goals. How? We are here to help.


Project Write Now’s newest venture, PWN’s Debut Review podcast, launched this month! Once a week, co-hosts PWN instructors Ray Brunt and Courtney Harler discuss debut art with its creators. They focus on a new effort or experience but also ask artists to share their journey: what inspires and sustains them.  The podcast creation is truly…