Danny Manus gives you the screenwriting tools for the proper screenwriting terms to help you know how to write a script and deliver correctly.
No matter the genre, using the device of a time clock in your story – a deadline, a ticking clock, a moment that must be met, etc – is a great way to naturally raise the stakes in the story and for your character.
We all experience the five stages of grief, so as your character goes on their journey, it stands to reason that they should go through the same steps...
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! There’s an age-old debate about whether the use of flashbacks add to — or subtract from — a story. For me, it’s a double-edged sword. I think flashbacks can be a great storytelling tool and weapon in a writers’ arsenal, but...
These days, writers often get confused between a hook and a gimmick. And the two are not the same thing. Danny Manus explains the differences.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Much like an innocent, wide-eyed gazelle prancing along the African plains, the amateur writer has many natural enemies lurking, waiting to pounce. But I bet you don’t know what their greatest natural enemy is. It’s not the cold-hearted agent, not the...
Most of the lead female characters in films last year were shrew-like bitches that no one could like. Danny Manus talks writing female protagonists.
Danny Manus asks if you were only able to write one script, would it be a hugely successful tentpole blockbuster or a critically loved tiny indie that almost no one sees and that makes little money.
So what does football have that today’s movies do not? Danny Manus breaks down the game of football to help screenwriters understand what their own script needs to succeed.
Have you thought about making a short film to expand your exposure? Danny Manus gives the scoop on what makes short films great.