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TV Writing Shift with Mini-Writing Rooms

A new trend has taken root in the world of television writing! If you want to write in this medium -- and every screenwriter should consider it -- you need to know about mini-writing rooms. They have some pros and... Continue Reading →

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Story Tips from Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the creative force behind Community, and he uses a modified Hero's Journey to structure all of his episodes. I originally found a great article about his process through Screencraft, but the original interview is from Wired. I've... Continue Reading →

Outlining a Screenplay

Amazing video from Film Courage, featuring a bunch of top screenwriters talking about how they outline their scripts. You'll need 35 minutes to watch, but it's worth it! Outlining a Screenplay: Architects and Gardeners by Film Courage My process is... Continue Reading →

From Script to Novel

Lots of screenwriters are considering this step as another way to promote their skills. (And make some money.) If you've ever wanted a little push, checkout these 3 reasons from the Stage32 Blog. Screenwriters: Here are 3 Reasons Why You... Continue Reading →

Easy Peasy TV Formatting Guide

If you are in need of a quick and useful guide on how to breakdown a TV script by acts, you're in luck! The talented people at Screencraft have done it for you! The Screenwriter's Simple Guide to Formatting Television... Continue Reading →

Screenwriting Pitfall #8: Get Noticed!

The biggest issue for screenwriters is getting your big break, which probably won’t be the first break you get. So all screenwriters need to find ways to continually get their work noticed. If you’re like me, your email is bombarded... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #7: Act One Undone!

Pitfall #7: Act One Undone! As I dig deeper into the development process, a core issue keeps showing up when I’m out there looking for an amazing script. I find a high concept logline, but the script is poorly executed.... Continue Reading →

Must See Video to Save Your Ending

This video gets a standing ovation! Kudos and thanks to Michael Arndt (screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), producer Misa Dayson and everyone that worked on the film. It's a MUST SEE! If... Continue Reading →

Missing a Writing Step?

Once again I'm pulling a re-post from Chris the Story Ape's blog. (Dude finds good stuff.) While this post is meant for all kinds of writing, it could really help screenwriters. Especially the ones that hate terms like "outlining," and... Continue Reading →

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