Figuring out how to create a compelling, entertaining, or meaningful story within a contained structure is a challenge every screenwriter should attempt.
Screenwriting advice can seem random, contradictory, even useless. Barri Evins gives guidance on which guidelines to listen to and those you should pretend you never heard.
Anne-Cecile Ville explores how many artists have suffered a spectrum of mental health issues ranging from depression to bipolar disorders and psychosis.
Are you guilty of making one of the top 10 crummy excuses for why you can't sell your screenplay? Stop whining and start winning!
We all struggle with the issue of quantity versus quality, but most of us do not fully appreciate how essential it is to be able to write a lot of material quickly. Marilyn Horowitz answers how much is enough.
In Formatting: A Bit of History, Hester Schell introduces readers to where screenwriting standards evolved, including examples and further reading.
One of the first scams that Manny Fonseca came across involved a screenwriting acquaintance, a "Facebook friend" and a LA Times article. Here's the story.
Danny Manus spoke with John Hamburg, NY native and writer of Meet the Parents and Zoolander and their respective sequels, and writer/director of Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man, about his process and his most recent hit, Why Him?, starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston.
A common gripe among a lot of actresses is that they don’t find many strong female roles in the scripts they’re given, and so sometimes they seek out roles written for men. Cameron Chapman gives tips on writing compelling female characters.
Luck is discipline, period. Discipline is writing in spite of whatever is going on. No matter what. And the more you work at it, the luckier you get.