Susan Kouguell gives advice on adapting novels, memoirs and short stories into screenplays. What material is essential to your story and what should get slashed.
Screenwriter Jose Prendes encourages writer not to fear the blank page. The 'Fade In' is a call to a battle that you must not shrink away from!
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.
Writer and theatrical improviser Brett Wean shares how the art of improv can help screenwriters productively begin revising their scripts.
Joe Gilford gives tips that might minimize problems in crafting solid screen stories from your movie ideas.
Susan Kouguell explains how the lines between reality and fiction are blurred and layered in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, a character study about ageism and mortality.
Glenn Benest warns screenwriters the dangers of writing on-the-nose dialogue and offers tips in his webinar, Developing Strong Dialogue in Your Screenplay.
A professional, WGA Writer bats around the logistical question of the protagonist also being the antagonist in a script. Can a hero also be the villain?
Carl Ellsworth shares his experience on the set of 'Red Eye.' Sometimes being a writer is akin to being a script medic, breathing life into your story under pressure.
Script Angel's Hayley McKenzie helps you discover if you really need every scene in your script.