Shawn Tolleson challenges you to get past the frustration of pursuing entertainment careers by taking a closer look at what you can control.
Brad Johnson discusses how Deus Ex Machina can impact your script using 'Lord of the Rings' as an example.
Love of animals can reveal character, help create emotion and character arcs. Animals can add charm, loyalty, and a different point of view to your story.
Wendy Kram explains how great screenplay writing has dialogue that is authentic and filled with subtext as opposed to exposition.
Stewart Farquhar answers what are story HOOKS and why are they important? No or Bad Hook = Weak Story = No Interest.
Clive Davies-Frayne second article about originality by saying that moral dilemmas should be the heart of screenwriting, rather than reverse-engineered rules.
WGA writer Michael Tabb illustrates and analyses the use of multiple mentor characters in a single screenplay.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating characters.
At various times in our lives we all suffer from some sort of Adapt-A-Phobia. Today, information flies at us so fast we are overwhelmed with the data, Part 3.
Clive Davies Frayne discusses the need for originality as a vital part of the writing process. It's possible to understand originality as a process in and of itself.