If you're writing about disabled characters and you are not disabled, develop these characters beyond their abilities to tell an authentic story. Consider a disability part of a character's makeup, not the driving engine for your screenplay.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
Paul Peditto examines famous movies with great character arcs to explore where the character arc begins, where does the character change, and where does he/she end up by the end of the story.
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!
Stewart Farquhar explains how always writing the formulaic Hero's Journey can limit a writer's creativity. It's important to step outside of the box and think with originality.
Script’s feature gives aspiring scribes the chance to have their scenes evaluated by master screenwriters. Bill Kelly and Michael Seitzman give tips on elevating tension, characters and conflict.
What hurts you deeply? What’s the most traumatic moment of your life? Jeff Leisawitz discusses tapping into core wounds through your characters to write a story that matters.
Joseph Cedar and Richard Gere discuss collaboration on 'Norman,' character backstories, sexual ambiguity, and the amazing healing powers of pickled herring.
A common gripe among a lot of actresses is that they don’t find many strong female roles in the scripts they’re given, and so sometimes they seek out roles written for men. Cameron Chapman gives tips on writing compelling female characters.