Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
Is your story falling flat? Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares tips on how to elevate your story by literally, or not so literally, pushing them off a wall.
Not all films contain the formula of boy meets girl, boy loses girl and boy gets girl. Susan Kouguell offers 5 tips for writing love relationships.
Some of my scripts start with research. Some by throwing down as many ideas as I can. I hoped I could answer the bigger question in Shoot 'Em Up. Read more.
Wendy Kram explains how great screenplay writing, as evidenced by 2015 Oscar winning films, Birdman, Whiplash, Theory of Everything, all had protagonists with powerful desires.
Over the past year, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shared some of her mentors' screenwriting tips, but for those who missed them, here are her favorite dozen.
Read Script Gods Must Die: 10 Tips for the Unknown Screenwriter, Part 1 KILL THE PERFECTIONIST INSTINCT Examine your process—how you write the script. Let’s say you’ve outlined your script. You’ve blocked out time and are coming at it with good energy. You barricade yourself in with a copy of Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil,...
Writing character descriptors is much like presenting them to the Queen. You are that person whispering into the Queen’s ear, telling her who is in line to greet her and why she should care.
In Jeanne's Screenwriting Tips, she speaks about the importance of listening. In a world that thrives on collaboration, having great listening skills is essential to your career and your writing.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! You have a project you’re in love with and aching to write, but sitting yourself in the seat to push the words out is daunting – oftentimes, even more so than staring at the blank page. I’m right there with you. Since I hate...