Script reader and story consultant, Stewart Farquhar, gives advice on how to engage a reader by creating an emotional connection with the characters and story.
Jen Grisanti shares the storytelling and character development lessons learned from attending Mindvalley Reunion. Meditation and exploration of wound can help you create more compelling characters and story.
Since writing now happens in the digital world, we can actually create new screenwriting practices that don't focus on print. Marty Lang explores how incorporating digital technology in screenplays could dramatically change collaboration and filmmaking.
Individual subplots illustrate a different aspect of the main conflict or shows a different step in the solution of the main conflict. William C. Martell examines how the subplots in The Shape of Water help shape the film's main conflict and theme.
Before you submit your script for coverage or critique, make sure your work is void of things that annoy script readers! Professional script reader, Brian O'Malley, shares insights into things script readers hate to see in a screenplay.
Jen Grisanti examines how the character wound in this year's Oscar-nominated films help the audience connect on a deeper level to the films' protagonists.
It's important for your writing to keep up with changes in technology. Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains the proper screenplay formatting for a Skype conversation in your script.
If you're writing about disabled characters and you are not disabled, develop these characters beyond their abilities to tell an authentic story. Consider a disability part of a character's makeup, not the driving engine for your screenplay.
Oscar-nominated screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber speak with Script about peeling back the layers of the unique story-within-a-story that is The Disaster Artist.
When adapting a true story, like The Post, Paul Joseph Gulino examines the need to be willing to explore the main character beyond the facts and into a level of growth in order to tell a more complex and compelling story.