Archive for January 5th, 2012

January 5, 2012

Screenwriter Profile: Paddy Chayefsky

The Writer:

Paddy Chayefsky is one of those names that every writer should know. A top writer from the early days of television, late in his career Chayefsky scribed the cynical masterpiece, Network. Other highlights from his illustrious career include Marty and his work on Goodyear Playhouse. He remains the only person to hold three individual Academy Awards for writing — other writers who have won three all wrote with partners (Billy Wilder, Francis Ford Coppola. and Charles Brackett).

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January 5, 2012

Quote of the Day: Philip Pullman

I don’t believe in writers’ block.  Plumbers don’t get plumbers’ block.  Why should writing be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working.