With so many pro screenwriters turning their spec scripts into novels, why not take a stab at it yourself by using November's National Novel Writing Month to turn your screenplay into a novel!
At the New York Film Festival press conference, film critic Amy Taubin interviews ZAMA writer and director Lucrecia Martel.
Griff Furst talks about his latest film, Cold Moon, a supernatural thriller starring Christopher Lloyd and Frank Whaley, sharing his entire process from optioning the film rights for the book, to writing the screenplay, to producing the film.
When sitting down to write a script, some aspiring screenwriters have an aversion to the actual writing part. Ray Morton explains how this aversion manifests on the page.
You’ve decided you're interested in becoming a screenwriter. But what if you have no idea where to start? Where do you look for answers?
Paul Peditto gives no-nonsense advice on how to write action lines that are lean, mean and effective. A must-read!
As a New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller and one of the most blockbusting films of the summer of 2011, The Help found its bearings in a childhood friendship between the novelist and filmmaker. Writer-director Tate Taylor discusses how his belief in his friend Kathryn Stockett meant that he was going...
With Hollywood designing most major films as franchises, Robert Piluso examines how a screenwriter should craft their story endings to resist, or not resist, the lure of a franchise.
Stewart Farquhar opines how some “experienced” writers in our digital age either have never learned or have forgotten the function of dialogue. Learn how to write authentic, compelling dialogue.
Giving and taking notes from peers is truly invaluable in many ways. Aarthi Ramanathan explains how to give feedback that doesn't ruin a friendship.