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Ask the Expert: The Do’s and Don’ts of Screenwriting

Question: What are the industry standard do’s and don’ts of screenwriting? As a producer, script consultant, and former VP Development for production companies at Sony, Universal and Disney — I have read thousands of scripts over the years and have had to make the distinction between those that exhibit a high...

How The Writers Store Changed My Life

Dave Trottier never set out to become Dr. Format. Oh, no. In the mid to late 80s, he was a marketing executive and doing good work. One day, his Muse Betty whispered to me, “Teach. Write.” I whispered back, “Let me think about it.”