Interspecies Love is an excellent story device through which to make observations on and suggestions for the way we humans treat each other. It is also a clever way to portray the more animal-like aspects of our human nature.
John Buchanan interviews professional screenwriters about their work habits and experience surviving the challenges of the film industry.
Stewart Farquhar discussing how to craft a hook. Why would you labor for months or even years on a story void of an inducement or a reason for anyone to read your creation start to finish?
Stewart Farquhar answers what are story HOOKS and why are they important? No or Bad Hook = Weak Story = No Interest.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating characters.
Great screenplay writing has characters that strike a universal core with their audience and allow us to feel empathy.
This is not a drill. Every single time the screenwriter takes that meet and greet general meeting, it’s a JOB INTERVIEW.
At Various times in our lives we all suffer from some sort of Adapt-A-Phobia. Today, information flies at us so fast we are overwhelmed with the data.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into a story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role in that process. Third is THE LOVE INTEREST.
What's it like to navigate a writing assignment? Dan Goforth takes you inside an actual screenwriting assignments deal.