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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 →

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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 →

Screenwriter Scams

Scams are out there attacking members of all industries, and screenwriting is no exception. The Hollywood Reporter came out with an article today about how screenwriters are scammed. I wanted to share it with you, and point out how to... Continue Reading →

Write Better Description

I first came across this infographic through Chris the Story Reading Ape's Blog. (A very good blog indeed.) While this useful infographic probably meant for all kinds of writing, screenwriters can use this list to tune-up their exposition. You know,... Continue Reading →

Screenwriting Pitfalls Return!

More Screenwriting Pitfalls are coming in August, and will kickoff a new schedule of Pitfalls every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month. Follow our blog to be alerted to knew posts, or join our email list to get access... Continue Reading →

Good Logline Advice

Probably the best breakdown I've ever seen about how to write a logline---and it comes with good examples. Have at it! 7 Crucial Logline Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Timothy Cooper Thanks to the talented folks at ScriptMag... Continue Reading →

Act Structure Memo

Outlining is a big thing for working screenwriters, and it can spark many debates about the right way and wrong way to look at screenplay structure. However, we've got a simple rule to get it right --- go to the... Continue Reading →

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