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.
Based on Ray Morton's observations in and around the screenwriting business, he's identified ten things a spec script must do in order to be successful.
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.
A writer's first screenplay is typically not written well. Professional script reader Ray Morton gives advice on how to write a screenplay that's got a chance at success.
When writing and presenting your spec script, you want to be sure to avoid doing anything that might undermine its salability or peg you as an amateur. Ray Morton gives you insights into making your spec shine.
Ray Morton offers some random notes on spec scripts from the perspective of a screenwriting contest judge.
Professional script reader Ray Morton discusses the lessons he's learned from his years of reading spec scripts.
Script reader Ray Morton explains the most common problem in spec scripts is a lack of proper dramatic narrative structure. Learn how to build a better drama.
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.