The key to becoming a sought-after screenwriter? Great storytelling. A screenplay is a simple story complexly told. The richness is in the execution.
See why Jim Vines, a working screenwriter, explored the freedom of writing novels and why you might want to as well.
Writer and improviser Brett Wean provides an exercise based around the Dogme 95 movement of limitations to help screenwriters improve their scripts.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into a story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role in that process. Michael Tabb highlights THE MENTOR.
Screenwriter William Martell explains how sometimes it's more dramatic to have a character do absolutely nothing in a scene. Inaction can speak volumes.
Subplots add depth and texture to your story. Drew Yanno explores the effective use of subplots in the movie 'Rear Window.'
As this goes to press, Chris Schiller should be on set in the midst of producing his short film. You should always have a plan B, and a plan C, ready before you set out.
The first step of screenplay structure requires knowing the dramatic spine of your story. Susan Kouguell offers tips.
Clive Davies Frayne discusses the need for originality as a vital part of the writing process. It's possible to understand originality as a process in and of itself.
Script Gods Must Die and Paul Peditto examine 'August: Osage County' to discover the changes that happen going from stage play to screenplay...