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David Mamet: Writing truly dramatic scenes

David Mamet: Writing truly dramatic scenes

The Unit, about the lives and adventures of a special-ops military unit, ran on CBS from 2006-2009. The show’s executive producer was David Mamet — a man who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Glengarry Glen Ross, and screenwriting Oscar nominations for The Verdict and Wag the Dog. After the TV program’s cancellation, a memo from executive Mamet to the writing team (drafted before the show first aired) found its way to the web. It offered some fascinating insight...

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An inside look: DNA of a successful book

An inside look: DNA of a successful book

Content. Genres. Readers. Why does a book like Fifty Shades of Grey succeed, where so many other seemingly similar novels haven’t? Is creating a bestselling book like winning the lottery, or is there an underlying pattern? Find out the DNA of a successful book in this infographic from data crunchers Hiptype – covering book pricing, most popular genres, reader insight and...

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