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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 →

The Sequence Approach

Daily Dose: Story Structure One of the top screenwriting websites is Go Into the Story. With their backlog of great articles and topical current posts, they are a must read. Of course, we'll save you searching their archives by sharing... Continue Reading →

Constructing a Story – Book Review

Another screenwriting book? Come on, it’s all been said before starting with Aristotle’s Poetics. No one really ‘owns’ teaching screenwriting. Maybe Syd Field could take a few books to task, but even he didn’t create the three-act structure or any... Continue Reading →

Outline Like an Expert

Daily Dose: Outlining Screenwriters Beat takes another look at outlining a screenplay to save time and write like a pro. The panel of working screenwriters offers up useful tips to outline better.  Screenwriters Beat Episode #45 - Advanced Outlines Biggest takeaway:... Continue Reading →

Logline Examples

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Stumbled across some logline examples... which are always a good way to inspire logline writing! The Elements of Cinema Blog & Podcast shared these examples.  Logline Examples by Gabe Moura The thing about loglines... they... Continue Reading →

Get More Writing Time!

Daily Dose: Productivity Whether you have all day to write or just a few hours, managing your time is crucial. Want to find a little bit more time to spend with your WIP?  Checkout this article on Lifehack. Implement just one of these... Continue Reading →

Judge Your Concept

Daily Dose: Insider Tip Cringe-worthy moment, but you've got to do it! Read this article and test your concept out against the wisdom of Scriptshadow.If you've never visited the Scriptshadow website, you have been missing out! What better place to jump in... Continue Reading →

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