john august headshotThis site belongs to John August. I wrote everything here, unless it’s specifically credited to someone else.

The site has been around since 2003, and now has more than 1,500 posts. (If you’re curious, you can see snapshots of what it’s looked like over the years.)

I’m mostly known as a screenwriter. My credits include Go, Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Titan A.E., Charlie and Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.

I also wrote the book for the Broadway musical version of Big Fish.

I wrote and directed the 2007 movie The Nines, starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa McCarthy. It’s almost always available through Netflix and iTunes.

For television, I created the show D.C. for the WB Network. It was a terrible experience. I’ve also written pilots for ABC and Fox, both of which went fine.

I’ve also written short fiction, including The Variant and Snake People.

Through my company, Quote-Unquote Apps, I’ve released several popular apps and doodads, including Highland, Weekend Read, Bronson Watermarker, and Less IMDb.

I also created Writer Emergency Pack and the game One Hit Kill.

I commissioned the typeface Courier Prime, designed by Alan Dague-Greene.

I collaborated with Stu Maschwitz, Nima Yousefi and others to develop the Fountain markup syntax for screenwriting, which allows users to write screenplays in any text editor.

I married Mike August in 2008. We have a daughter, born in 2005.

The site is designed by Ryan Nelson. Additional editorial supervision by Stuart Friedel.

You can reach me through Twitter or email.