Conflict

Notes from the Margins: Romance Isn’t Dead…It’s Just Different

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Here’s a scary thought – 40 years from now, the story many grandparents will be telling their grandkids about how they met and fell in love will include the words “fuckbuddies,” “Tinder,” and “emoji.” Not exactly Bogey and Bacall, is it? And I believe...

SDCC How to Write a TV Pilot panel

TV Writer Podcast 085 – How to Write a TV Pilot

Click to tweet this podcast to your friends and followers! Couldn’t make it to Gray’s How To Write a TV Pilot panel at Comic-Con this year? No problem! Here is the complete video, including Q & A. CONTEST/EXTRAS LINK: http://tvwriterpodcast.com/pilot Have you ever thought of a perfect idea for a TV series? Find out...

Reel Story: Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis.  The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is going to look...

Specs & The City: Conflict and ‘The Social Network’

Without conflict, there is neither progress nor change. It’s as true in screenwriting as it is in life. Would you pay twelve dollars to spend two hours of your life watching a movie where the characters all agree on everything, and at the end of the film, are all exactly the same as when...

Script Secrets Assignment: Character in Conflict

The next chapter of our Script Secrets assignments, CONFLICT! Every scene in your script should have conflict... that way we can explore character. Screenwriting is dramatic writing. It's about people with really big problems which will be solved through emotionally charged action or dialogue scenes. Script contributor William Martell is here to help you...