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A Title that Sells Your Script

The all-powerful script title. It's the stuff of nightmares and hair pulling.  If you're lucky, the perfect title will just come to you. If you're normal, you'll work hard to find the perfect fit. You might even need to write... 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 →

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 →

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 →

What Did She Say?

Daily Dose: Writing Better Dialogue Taking tips from Manchester By the Sea, Studio Binder gives us some useful ways to approach and think about writing dialogue. Written by Kenneth Lonergan, who also directed the film, Manchester By the Sea didn't... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #1: Misleading Loglines

#1 - Misleading Loglines The most common reason I pass on a script is because it does not deliver on the logline. This happens due to a number of circumstances (which are covered below), but it’s such a shame. My... Continue Reading →

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