how to write a scene

This Scene Sucks: 15 Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid

by Timothy Cooper  Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Please enjoy this scene from my nonexistent, Birds vs. Bees. I wrote this opening scene specifically for this article, but there isn’t a single error in it that I haven’t read in actual screenplays hundreds of times. I’m...

Specs & The City: Juxtaposition and ‘The Godfather’

By Brad Johnson A lot of screenwriting advice that’s out there tends to focus on the technical side of writing a script, with structure and formatting tips dominating the landscape. There’s nothing wrong with that; knowing how to write a professional looking script is a big part of the craft. But...

Submissions Insanity #4: Screenwriting Contests

By Lucy V. Hay So last month I was reading screenplay submissions for the Actors’ Read Through at London Screenwriters’ Festival in October. Delegates were asked to submit a short excerpt of their script for actors to read at the event, so writers might hear how their words on the page...