Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, demonstrates how to make your script a faster read and keep executives turning the page! Learn better ways to write character description and action in your screenplay.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers our readers questions on proper screenwriting formatting for writing voiceover, prelap, and chryon.
With so many conflicting opinions on screenplay formatting out there, Dave Trottier offers advice to keep screenwriters from losing their minds.
Dave Trottier, aka Dr. Format, gives advice on the most common screenwriting format mistake and on whether you need to use "DAY" and "NIGHT".
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
The most fundamental thing you need to master when becoming a screenwriter is screenplay formatting. Understanding the basics is crucial to selling your screenplays.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays?
Abraham Lincoln was a great writer and public speaker– and a master of brevity. His entire Gettysburg Address was just 272 words. A tall man, he knew just how long or short anything should be. Once, while riding in a stagecoach, Abraham Lincoln was asked by one of his fellow passengers how long a man’s...
Following on from last month’s post about swearing, I thought I’d bring up yet more dirty words: Spelling, grammar and punctuation. Yes, yes, booooooooring: Fingers in ears, LA LA LA LA, talk to the hand, etc. Finished? Right. Let’s get down to business. It comes down to this: You’re a writer. You should be able...
We discussed, in our previous two articles Backstory Thru Subtext, Part1 & Part 2, how just a few words can make a big difference in a scene. This time we will explore the screenwriting format world, and how a very few words can create a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. Over...