Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a writing career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But, what exactly are your chances of having screenwriting success? Corey Mandell's answer might surprise you.
Tim Long discusses the importance of executing your story on the page.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
Sammy Montana discusses three query letter mistakes that ruin a screenwriter's chance of getting their script requested by a Hollywood executive.
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.
Screenwriter Marty Lang interviews John Kelley, who has a successful screenwriting career living outside of Los Angeles.