Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mishna Wolff got her start as a comedian and live storyteller. She is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoir I’m Down. Her award-winning book is taught at high schools and colleges throughout America and sold at the Nobel Peace Museum and Northwest African-American Museum. She is a contributor to NPR, and an alumna of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Sundance Episodic Lab and recipient of the Indian Paintbrush Fellowship and the Ubisoft Women’s Fellowship. She just made her first feature sale to Ubisoft and is repped by Sue Carls at CAA and Manage-ment.
Other Writers on Writing:
Horton Foote on "Tender Mercies" - YouTube King of “The Moment” (I recommend reading everything he’s written.)
Though Watch Mojo primarily deals in blockbusters, when I’m trying to find the best version of something I usually watch a few “Top Ten” lists. Their lists deal in things that are memorable and they often explain why they like things. And while every moment of a feature need not be memorable — when you need that unforgettable moment, brainstorming is a must.
This is a book by Literary agent Betsy Learner — It’s a lot about staying out of the proverbial weeds when you’re writing.
If you’re ever looking to “disrupt" a genre, it helps to anchor into the tropes and beats of that genre… so that you can later upend all those expectations.