Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 8 – Heighten the Stakes

This week I would like to explore raising the stakes in our scenes. For today’s prompt, you are going to craft a scene that raises the problem every five lines. So what that means is that every five lines, your characters are in even more peril than they were before. That could mean, for example, […]

Helping Creators During Covid

As I’ve realized that it just doesn’t look like there will be ANY acting income this year, I’ve been spending a lot of time developing my day job and promoting stuff for Patrons + YouTube. That means more, new content, sharper lessons with new tools for my tutoring students, and a tornado of writing. Here’s […]

Feedback Request!

I wrote three very rough comedy bits that I would love to get some feedback on + share.

Classic Alice Commentaries – Pygmalion

Not a patron? You can be! Visit www.katehackett.com/patronage Hey there, Patrons! PYGMALION is now up for you. You should have received an avalanche of emails from Youtube (sorry) and, if you’re signed in to the email I have on file for you, you should be able to access the videos for the new book. Enjoy!! […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 7 – Satirize the News

Write your own Onion-style article today — that’s right, we’re veering from screenwriting for one week! Take a trip over to a reputed news source and find a headline that speaks to you. It could be a huge global event or just a local announcement. See if you can take it to ridiculous stakes (think […]

Thank you! 🥰

Hi! I just want to say thank you for following me on my Patronage site. This is an incredibly frightening time for freelancers & having so many supporters is keeping hope alive here right now. I’m so thankful, so lucky, and because of you I’m able to donate a bit of my dayjob time to […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 6 – The Other Side

Today, I want to explore going beyond the outrage and finding our empathy via creativity. The nature of social media and clickbait is that they encourage us to see one direction. No matter which way you politically lean, it’s easy to retweet an image with outrage. It’s harder to ask why something is so. So […]

Writer’s Workshop: What’s in the Box

Wrote one of my quick 3 pagers today and thought it was worth sharing. Just an exercise, something VERY open for actors. Just for fun. THIS POST IS LOCKED TO PATRONS at the WRITER’S TIER. If you’d like to read it, please visit www.katehackett.com/patronage Whats-in-the-Box Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in […]

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August 2020 Update

This post is locked to Patrons only. If you’d like to join, please visit www.katehackett.com/patronage. Well, well… another month… I don’t know. Time passes. Word on the street is that things are casting and shows (well, CBS shows) are coming back slowly. Sloooowly is the key word here — my commercial agents asked me to […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 5 – Meetcute

Next week is a prompt from one of YOU for me! If you’re a member of my Patron family, submit your prompt to me via Discord so I can get it up! Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to […]