glenn benest

Creating Compelling Emotional Conflict

I have been teaching screenwriting for a good while now and the greatest lesson I can share with others is how to create a conflict for your protagonist that will move an audience emotionally. This is essentially the difference between a great screenplay and a mediocre one. And it pertains to...

Story Structure Made Easy with Glenn M. Benest

Glenn M. Benest is an award winning screenwriter/producer with three feature films and four television movies to his credit. His most recent effort is Hungry Hearts, an independent film with worldwide distribution by Shoreline Entertainment.  It’s won numerous awards, including the Special Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival. It...

Don’t Forget the Horror When Writing Horror

By Glenn M. Benest After writing two horror films, directed by Wes Craven (the writer/director of Nightmare on Elm Street and many others), I got to be an expert of sorts in the field of horror. In the first place, we must realize that the real star in the horror genre is...