Some writers complain that Ray Morton's script assessments are a bit harsh – that he focuses more on the negative aspects of their scripts than the positive. “Why can’t you be nice?” they ask plaintively.
Michael Giampa delves into the trials and tribulations of a struggling screenwriter, and explains the valuable lessons learned that can prepare someone for a career in the industry.
We all want, need, crave validation. But when it comes to script coverage or a professional consult, expect some criticism. Be eager for it. In fact, be grateful. That’s where you’ll learn.
Script Angel's Hayley McKenzie explores the screenwriting help available to emerging writers and asks which one is right for you?
Professional script reader Ray Morton discusses the lessons he's learned from his years of reading spec scripts.
Susan Kouguell shares advice on how to please a reader from her years of experience being a story analyst for production companies and studios.
So, you reckon your spec screenplay is ready to submit. But how do you know? Bang2write's Lucy V has 11 things for you to check first.
Searching for the perfect detail? In great storytelling, every significant detail is chosen for a reason and serves the premise. Become a master of detail.
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Stewart Farquhar holds Screenwriting and Advanced Screenwriting certificates from the Professional Program at The UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television. Stewart has analyzed over 4,000 scripts for private and studio clients. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Shooting vs. Spec. A conundrum. There is a lot of gnashing of...