The biography work you do on your primary characters is essential to creating compelling characters. Sally B. Merlin explains how the more you know, the more they'll know.
Barri Evins’ secret to solving the query letter conundrum: one sure-fire tool that can flip the script, ratchet up the heat, and turn the odds into your favor.
If you think those broadcast television hit shows will stay on traditional networks, think again. Marty Lang explains the vast changes happening right now in the TV industry.
Paul Peditto dives into story structure and opines while writers try to hit their structural marks, they shouldn't lose sight of the prize—storytelling. He examines the classical structure in The Matrix by way of Syd Field.
When writing an action movies, you need powerful action happening often... but how much juice is enough? William C. Martell gives insights into finding a balance between story and action.
Paula Landry gives tips on creating a one-pager, often called a "leave behind," allowing you to better share your screenplay pitch with executives.
Your query letter is out in the world. Barri Evins’ advice on how to reply like a pro, turn a pass into a positive, and recognize an open door.
In business, information is often the most valuable part of your arsenal, so protecting it is key to business survival. Christopher Schiller sheds light on the non-disclosure agreements, explaining when and why to use an NDA.
While many gurus tout quick screenwriting tips, the craft of screenwriting is anything but quick and easy. Ray Morton examines the importance of tackling the heavy lifting of dramatic writing.