writing scenes

Writing Dialogue: Beats of the Dead Horse

Get Jim Mercurio’s webinar on Advanced Scene Writing: Breaking the Rules with Style on demand. When I dove into a theoretical approach to teaching and writing dialogue, I was pleasantly surprised that although writing dialogue seems in some ways contrary to structure, the way to improve it is often through the...

Specs & The City: Juxtaposition and ‘The Godfather’

By Brad Johnson A lot of screenwriting advice that’s out there tends to focus on the technical side of writing a script, with structure and formatting tips dominating the landscape. There’s nothing wrong with that; knowing how to write a professional looking script is a big part of the craft. But...

Great Writing: A Love Story

Breaking & Entering: Great Writing – A Love Story

Ah, falling in love. There’s nothing quite like it. I’m not talking about the kind that requires a change in Facebook status. I’m talking about falling in love with great writing. When I come across a script that is exceptionally well written, I lose track of time. It feels like being...

Monday Morning Editor Picks: Screenwriting Webinars

Every Wednesday The Writers Store offers live screenwriting webinars. They’re a great way to learn from the comfort of your own home. Often times, they include some sort of critique, for example, feedback on a logline or perhaps the first 5 pages of a script. Check each webinar individually to see...