Featured Writing

Aphorisms

by Gonzalinho da Costa             A theory works until you try it out. A theory corrected by experience is no longer a theory. Wisdom is life experience applied to well-considered judgment. Darkness arises from the absence or deficiency of light, obscurity from its excess. Religion…

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The Penmen Profile: Theater Director Gary Beck

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Gary Beck’s wide array of creative writing skills has led to the publication of his poetry, fiction and essays in hundreds of literary magazines. Along with publishing 11 chapbooks, he spent a majority of his adult life as a theater director and had original plays and the…

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The Penmen Profile: “Small Admissions” Author Amy Poeppel

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Amy Poeppel’s “Small Admissions” began as a play in 2011 and was later expanded into a novel, incorporating material from Poeppel’s experience as an assistant director of admissions in a New York City private school. Her debut novel has been praised by Booklist, Library Journal and InStyle…

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The Penmen Profile: “Knowing” Screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Author and screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson may be best known for the 2009 film, “Knowing,” a sci-fi thriller featuring Nicholas Cage that hit number one in the international box office during its opening weekend. He first emerged in the world of screenwriting, however, with the film, “Mercury…

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Talking Writing with Dee Dee M. Scott

Award-winning playwright and author Dee Dee M. Scott, is also a screenwriter, publisher, producer and director. She is the author of the bestselling book, “My Husband’s Woman,” which she later adapted to the stage. A full list of her books can be found here. Have you always written? Yes. I…

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SNHU Talks Process and Writing with Screenwriter Betsy O’Neill

by Gabbi Hall Tell me about your background as a writer. I’ve been working in Hollywood for over 10 years as a screenwriter/ producer mostly on one major feature-length film project. I have two other projects. However, I have focused most of my time on the one big A-list, potentially…

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Person of Interest: Screenwriter David Slack

by Pamme Boutselis David Slack is an animation and television writer. His credits include “Person of Interest,” “Lie to Me,” “The Forgotten,” “In Plain Sight,” “Law & Order,” “Generator Rex,” “Transformers Prime,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Totally Spies!,” Teen Titans” and more. The Penmen Review recently had a chance to ask…

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