By the looks of the trailer, Atomic Blonde promises an action-packed experience to its audience. But does this spy action thriller now in theaters live up to its promise? Sammy Montana dig in.
There are many important ingredients in a screenplay: premise, plot, characters, dialogue, and so on. One of the most important is logic. Ray Morton shares some of the many ways logic functions in a screen narrative.
A story that grabs readers' attention must have a striking beginning and great plot. Paula Landry examines story through the lens of the movie, ELF, starring Will Farrell.
Tim Long explores the narrative significance of an opening scene, sharing clips from films to demonstrate the power of a great start to a story.
Tim Long discusses the pitfalls of putting plot before character.
Tim Long discusses the importance of having an emotional core in your story.
Are you a writer who hoards information in your scripts-- the way some people save those silver wrappings from chewing gum? If so, you need to follow “The Five Minute Rule”!
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 going to look...
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 enveloped in the...
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 d’art, and this...