Outlining for depth and meaning, not just to create beats, enables you to understand your story and create a foundation for your successful Dream Script.
John Truby explains how if you don’t develop the premise and movie genre the right way, the best scene writing in the world won’t make a difference.
What do you do when staring at the blank screen paralyzes you? Despina Karintis gives 5 tips to get your story on the page.
Part Three of Marilyn Horowitz' series 10 Ingredients of Successful Screenwriting focuses on how luck plays a part in our writing success.
Diversity in film. It needs to be more than the latest fad. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares her personal story writing a black film as a white writer and encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone in writing and in life.
Ray Morton sits down with playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire as he details the feature-film adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Rabbit Hole' and why he had to re-imagine the stageplay almost entirely to turn it into a movie.
One of the biggest challenges in screenwriting is revealing character to the audience. Drew Yanno explains portraying character smartly goes a long way toward the audience identifying with and/or understanding a particular character in the story.
Doug Richardson, writer of 'Die Hard 2,' goes into detail giving tips on how to write actions scenes that are compelling.
Some writers complain that Ray Morton's script assessments are a bit harsh – that he focuses more on the negative aspects of their scripts than the positive. “Why can’t you be nice?” they ask plaintively.
A reader asks Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, about the story goal and opposition in the film 'Good Will Hunting.'