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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Pitfall #3: Bad Structure

From the Screenwriting Pitfalls List #3: Bad Structure I’ve been reading a lot of scripts, lately, and something keeps standing out. The scripts have a solid Act One, but they fall apart in Act Two and derail in Act Three.... Continue Reading →

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