Animation, Interview, Television, Writing

Episode 66 — The World of Writing with David Steven Cohen

Ali interviews Emmy award-winning writer, lyricist and composer, David Steven Cohen, whose credits include Pee-wee’s Playhouse, ALF, Arthur, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Balto and many other projects, including serving as the head writer of Courage the Cowardly Dog. David shares how he got his start, notable moments in his career, favorite episodes and songs he’s written, his experience as the executive producer of the Writers Guild Awards, advice for up and coming writers, what he’s currently working on and much more!

Check out David’s website, dstevencohen.com, and be sure to follow him on Twitter.

Interview, Television, Writing

Episode 23 — Nickelodeon Nostalgia with Stacey Grant

Ali interviews Seventeen Snapchat Editor and author of Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships, Stacey Grant. Stacey shares about her career path, favorite articles she’s written and people she’s interviewed, her thoughts on reboots, favorite Nickelodeon shows and much more.

You can follow Stacey on Twitter and Instagram, and you can find her book, Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships, available for purchase on Amazon.

List, Writing

Episode 22 — Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from various Pixar films along the way with each screenwriting tip.

Writing

Episode 7 — Writing Tips

Ali shares writing tips with a focus on key elements to crafting a story, including character, conflict, dialogue and more. She also talks about the classic rule of showing vs. telling, and she shares a few tips on how to combat writer’s block.