Order of Operations isn't just for mathematics. Ray Morton created one for script revision as well – a way of prioritizing the elements of a screenplay from what he considers the most important to the least important.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
When analyzing a script, Ray Morton focuses on five key components and then asks one essential question. In part one, he discusses the first three key components.
Professional screenwriter Craig Van Sickle opines his dislike of novice script writers investing their money in script feedback services when they're often kept in the dark about who is reading their material and giving them "expert" notes.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
You can't get past a script reader until your story impresses them. Asmara Bhattacharya gives you 36 tips on how to not irritate your script reader.
Sammy Montana discusses three query letter mistakes that ruin a screenwriter's chance of getting their script requested by a Hollywood executive.
We all want, need, crave validation. But when it comes to script coverage or a professional consult, expect some criticism. Be eager for it. In fact, be grateful. That’s where you’ll learn.
Producer and premier script consultant, Wendy Kram L.A. FOR HIRE, provides essential ingredients to screenwriters for writing great dialogue.