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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 →

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 →

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