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Reel Story: Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis.  The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is...

Great Writing: A Love Story

Breaking & Entering: Great Writing – A Love Story

Ah, falling in love. There’s nothing quite like it. I’m not talking about the kind that requires a change in Facebook status. I’m talking about falling in love with great writing. When I come across a script that is exceptionally well written, I lose track of time. It feels like being...

Story Talk: Plot=Character=Story—The Magick Formula™

Recently, I was teaching a workshop on premise line development. In that class I defined the terms “character,” “plot,” and “story” (as I use them; a bit differently than many). The resulting chaos this caused among the writer-students was startling.  Okay, I have developed my own interpretation of these classical terms...