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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 →

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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 →

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 →

TV Writing Today

Great breakdown of the television market and what's selling right now, plus a mini-class on essential screenwriting skill sets.  We're sending you to YouTube to hear this interview. It's really an hour and a half class and well worth your... Continue Reading →

Tips for Co-Writing a Screenplay

We're sending you to a blog post today that's a must read. Maybe you haven't co-written a screenplay yet---or you have and never want to again---but being a writer that can collaborate is a HUGE skill. It's a VITAL skill... Continue Reading →

Tips from Spielberg & Hitchcock

Why not learn from the masters? Thanks to this video from Studio Binder, and writer/director Arnon Z. Shorr's spot-on insight, we can learn a few tricks to apply to our writing (and filmmaking).  You'll have to go over to YouTube... Continue Reading →

A Tip From David Mamet

Thanks to stumbling across Screenwriting from Iowa... And Other Unlikely Places blog, I found his great post with an important tip from playwright/screenwriter David Mamet. Spoiler: he's a fan of mini movies! (Even if he doesn't know it.) Today, the... Continue Reading →

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