Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
Wendy Kram showcases the elements necessary for writing a screenplay that's powerful. Learn from a producer and script consultant what you need to succeed.
The most fundamental thing you need to master when becoming a screenwriter is screenplay formatting. Understanding the basics is crucial to selling your screenplays.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays?
Ray Morton discusses the unfortunate side effect of books preaching screenplay formula being that if one utilized formulaic thinking, they would automatically produce a terrific script.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains the importance of readability in your screenplay. Before your script has a shot to be greenlit, it needs to be an enjoyable read.
So, Christmas* is around the corner (*other seasonal holidays are available). We all know what this means … Yes, that writers wish they could be writing instead of doing all that boring and annoying family stuff! ACK, spouses, kids, parents, siblings, aged aunts and uncles, grandchildren, pets etc are SO INCONSIDERATE! But...
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Action lines and Dialogue. Less the slugline and a transition or two, that is all there is to a screenplay. While it might be argued that dialogue is far more important, the ability to write clean, crisp screen direction is essential....
Abraham Lincoln was a great writer and public speaker– and a master of brevity. His entire Gettysburg Address was just 272 words. A tall man, he knew just how long or short anything should be. Once, while riding in a stagecoach, Abraham Lincoln was asked by one of his fellow passengers how...