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Script Angel: 11 Tips To Boost Your Creativity

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. OK, I admit it, I cried at The Lego Movie with my kids last weekend. It might have been a little bit embarrassing at the time,...

Script Gods Must Die: On Rejection

“I am in the smallest room of my house. Your review is before me. Soon it will be behind me.”—Max Reger Paraphrasing here, when Samuel Beckett wrote of the ugliest word in the English language: “C-r-i-t-i-c”. Charles Bukowski once wrote me about this subject. I was complaining about a bad review....

Reel Story: You Need the Truth

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  — John 8:32 “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”– Gloria Steinhem When I was a student in film school, I joined a writing group where the members were committed to providing...