Writing a short film is a whole different beast than a feature-length screenplay. Learn the questions you should ask to fit essential story points into only minutes.
Are you stuck being an “aspiring” writer? Barri Evins’ reveals three reasons you haven’t sold anything and what to do to get a sale and be a “real” writer.
Jacob Krueger discusses how Alejandro González Iñárritu's choice to simultaneously break and follow cinematic "rules" in 'Birdman' epitomized the poetic potential of filmmaking.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explains how to write a screenplay that sells itself. The secret is right in front of you and absolutely achievable.
When I’m getting to know someone, I like asking offbeat questions rather than the ones we hear constantly. My favorite? “When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?” I’ve heard a lot of interesting answers, sometimes even surprising ones, but no one has ever told...
The “Fish Out of Water” brainstorming technique has long been a staple in literature as well as in the movies. Taking someone out of their normal element and placing them in a completely foreign environment makes for obvious laughs, adventure and conflict. Watching characters stumble and fall but who ultimately are...
Ever have trouble developing a story? Jeanne Veillette Bowerman offers seven brainstorming techniques to help you get ideas down and the first draft in motion.
When exploring movie ideas, many screenwriters write what they know. David Garrett challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone for a better premise.
Every writer suffers writer's block at some point. Hayley McKenzie offers her top tips to overcome writer’s block, boost your creativity and generate more original story ideas.