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Outline Fast

Got Outlines? Yes, outlining can be a pain or the greatest tool in your writer kit. I made a little video about how to outline fast for Script Summit. Now that it's over, I'm sharing it with you! Happy outlining!... Continue Reading →

Must Read – Reading List 2020

From screenwriting books to fiction, you'll love this reading list! It's been collected by our talented friend Paul Zeidman. Thanks, Paul! A Treasure Trove of Creative Riches by Maximum Z  

Do You Pass the Test?

If you haven't heard, it helps if your script can pass a few tests. The most common is the Bechdel Test, which mainly looks for two female characters to have a conversation that isn't about a man. But, if you... Continue Reading →

A Title that Sells Your Script

The all-powerful script title. It's the stuff of nightmares and hair pulling.  If you're lucky, the perfect title will just come to you. If you're normal, you'll work hard to find the perfect fit. You might even need to write... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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