Screenwriting advice can seem random, contradictory, even useless. Barri Evins gives guidance on which guidelines to listen to and those you should pretend you never heard.
Conventional wisdom says, “Write what you love.” Barri Evins’ “Ten Reasons You Must Love What You’re Writing” proves that is wrong. “Love what you write.”
Love of community can be the plot or sub-plot; it can be the driver of a character’s actions or it can be the background against which your story is played.
One WGA writer's take on how the standard practice and application of genre can be used in ways that may adversely affect a screenplay.
WGA writer Michael Tabb shares how he goes from zero to story without ever incurring writer's block. This article delves into selecting a genre.
Pamela Jaye Smith and Monty Hayes McMillan explain how to write, direct, and shoot believable warriors and relationships.
Writer and theatrical improviser Brett Wean shares how the art of improv can help screenwriters visually represent their characters' internal struggles.
Writer and theatrical improviser Brett Wean shares how the art of improv can help screenwriters create great characters.
Every writer yearns to be in The Flow: that illusive sweet spot where words flow effortlessly. Barri Evins helps you find it by using focus, tone, and story’s essential elements.