Stewart Farquhar explains how writers should study early films, not to copy but to gather and infuse themselves with value and depth of a dwindling “storytelling” skill and art.
I know writers love to know the “rules” and “formulas” and “principles” of writing, but truthfully, there are no great truths about writing. A great writer knows the pitfalls and takes a concept and creatively considers the most compelling way to tell that story—structure be damned.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers to ten screenwriting questions he's asked all the time. Maybe you have some of the same questions.
Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a writing career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But, what exactly are your chances of having screenwriting success? Corey Mandell's answer might surprise you.
With experience as a TV producer and Script Consultant, Yvonne Grace shares 10 mistakes people make when writing, or wanting to write, for television drama series.
Professional screenwriter Craig Van Sickle opines his dislike of novice script writers investing their money in script feedback services when they're often kept in the dark about who is reading their material and giving them "expert" notes.
Script sits down with David Rocchio of Stowe Story Labs and discovers a whole new path for screenwriting and filmmaking success... starting in rural Vermont.
We hear very little about the low-concept screenplay. At least a sizable minority of films Hollywood releases each year are of this variety.
Barri Evins dishes up Seven Writing Tools key to cooking up a delicious story: dehydrator, blender, food processor, knife, popcorn popper, and taste tester.
Are you guilty of making one of the top 10 crummy excuses for why you can't sell your screenplay? Stop whining and start winning!