Some writers complain that Ray Morton's script assessments are a bit harsh – that he focuses more on the negative aspects of their scripts than the positive. “Why can’t you be nice?” they ask plaintively.
In the past decade or so, movies have become enamored of backstory. Ray Morton explains the art of revealing backstory without excessive prologues or flashbacks.
Ray Morton explains what's wrong with 'Batman v Superman.' If you’re going to write a great movie, you need to be brave and choose subject matter you're passionate about.
To help you avoid falling victim to these exploiters, Ray Morton shares his list of eight screenwriting scams to avoid.
Professional script reader Ray Morton details what a script consultant does for a writer and what a writer should never expect from a consultant. Learn the down-low of hiring a reader.
For screenwriters, the dawning of 2016 is a chance to finally get started on that script you’ve been meaning to write for a long time; to return to that project you shelved a while back; to learn some new skills; and to try some new things.
Ray Morton lays out the essential elements of the most important component of a film narrative following its structure: the Protagonist.
Script brings you behind the scenes to get to know our family of contributors on a more personal level. Meet senior contributor Ray Morton, author of Meet the Reader.
Professional script reader Ray Morton discusses the lessons he's learned from his years of reading spec scripts.
Ray Morton discusses the unfortunate side effect of books preaching screenplay formula being that if one utilized formulaic thinking, they would automatically produce a terrific script.