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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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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 →

Memes for Screenwriters

Everyone likes a good meme. We'll share them from time to time. This one seemed timely, with Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters this past weekend. 

What’s Your Genre?

If you head over and watch some of the Screenwriters Beat episodes, you'll hear the panel talk about how the spec script market is all about writing to genre. And how it's something screenwriters need to get right, if they... Continue Reading →

Joss Whedon’s Screenwriting Advice

Stumbled across this at Aerogramme's Writers' Studio, and even though it was posted in 2013, it's still full of good advice for screenwriters. Have at it and learn from a master! Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Tips by Catherine Bray... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #2: Pitching Perils & Producers

#2 - Pitching Perils & Producers Conventional wisdom tells screenwriters that pitching to producers is your bread and butter—TRUE. After all, there are a ton of producers out there looking for scripts to produce. However, screenwriters are also coached to... Continue Reading →

Free Screenwriting Programs

Once upon a time, we only had Microsoft Word to format our screenplays (or a program called Word Perfect, if we're really being honest--which was far from perfect!) Today, you have a few more free options to formatting a screenplay,... Continue Reading →

Billy Wilder Master Tips

While you can probably find these several places online, Gotham Writers has put together a whole series of "Tips from the Masters." Today's master is writer/director Billy Wilder known for many great films, but my favorite is "Some Like It... 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 →

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