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Story Tips from Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the creative force behind Community, and he uses a modified Hero's Journey to structure all of his episodes. I originally found a great article about his process through Screencraft, but the original interview is from Wired. I've... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Good Logline Advice

Probably the best breakdown I've ever seen about how to write a logline---and it comes with good examples. Have at it! 7 Crucial Logline Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Timothy Cooper Thanks to the talented folks at ScriptMag... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #5: First Pages & Why Producers Pass

Screenwriting Pitfall #5: First Pages Do producers and other gatekeepers only read one to ten pages of a script, before making a decision to pass? Yes. And that’s when screenwriters everywhere pump the air with a fist and curse the... 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 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 →

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 →

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