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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Screenwriter Q&A

Want more screenwriting tips? Of course you do. Who wouldn't? Thanks to Script Summit, I'm sharing some of the ones that got me started and have kept me going through the ups and downs of building a screenwriting career in Hollywood. Script... Continue Reading →

Tip #6: Pitching, Oh My!

Screenwriting Pitfall #6: Pitching Pitfalls Last Saturday marked the denouement of the Great American Pitchfest/Scriptfest, unless a miracle happens. I attended to take pitches—making it my first time sitting on the other side of an actual table as VP of... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #5: First Pages & Why Producers Pass

Screenwriting Pitfall #5: First Pages Do producers and other gatekeepers only read one to ten pages of a script, before making a decision to pass? Yes. And that’s when screenwriters everywhere pump the air with a fist and curse the... Continue Reading →

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