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.
Some writers complain that Ray Morton's script assessments are a bit harsh – that he focuses more on the negative aspects of their scripts than the positive. “Why can’t you be nice?” they ask plaintively.
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.
While it is always his goal to find material he can recommend, Ray Morton passes on 90% of the scripts he reads. Find out what gets a script a pass.
Stewart Farquhar discussing how to craft a hook. Why would you labor for months or even years on a story void of an inducement or a reason for anyone to read your creation start to finish?
Professional script reader Ray Morton discusses the lessons he's learned from his years of reading spec scripts.
Stewart Farquhar answers what are story HOOKS and why are they important? No or Bad Hook = Weak Story = No Interest.
It used to be writers had 10 pages to impress ... now it's more like 1! Here's Bang2write's Lucy V with 8 things to avoid on that all-important first page.