Sci-Fi Circuit by Jenna Avery

Sci-Fi Circuit: Sci-fi screenwriter and writing coach Jenna Avery explores what makes great sci-fi, what it takes to make sci-fi spec scripts sell in today’s market, and how to master the art of sci-fi screenwriting. Jenna’s articles about the craft of sci-fi, her reviews of sci-fi features, and and her interviews with industry experts and working screenwriters are designed to help sci-fi screenwriters discover how to make their scripts marketable, well-structured, effective, and meaningful in this unusual and important genre with the power to provoke cultural insight.

Sci-Fi Circuit: Writing Low Budget Sci-Fi

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! If you’ve been following this column for a while, you’ll have seen the many recommendations about focusing on writing low-budget spec scripts from both screenwriting gurus like Chris Soth and Scott Myers, as well as sci-fi screenwriters who have been successfully...

Sci-Fi Circuit: Movies with a Message

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! One of the primary reasons I love sci-fi is that it provides a powerful vehicle for exploring social issues that might otherwise be too politically incorrect to tackle head on. I cut my sci-fi teeth watching Star Trek, which is known...

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Enneagram of Sci-Fi

As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m interested in more than just big tent pole movies. I want to write and see sci-fi stories with heart, stories that make me feel, stories that reveal character. I’ve always been a huge fan of Firefly and Serenity for that reason, and Joss Whedon continued to...