Where have all the big movie moments gone? Ray Morton shares insights into the missing elements in the spec scripts he reads for screenwriting contests.
Ray Morton discusses the importance of clearly identifying the genre of your screenplay. Believe it or not, some screenwriters purposely misidentify the genre of their work.
The opening scenes of a story set the tone and creates the story's world. The inciting incident sets the story in motion. But one of the most important and least talked about elements of dramatic storytelling is the build.
Ray Morton shares inspiring and beloved memories of the legendary cinematographer Richard H. Kline. Take a wonderful walk through Hollywood history.
Script reader, Ray Morton, explains why there are only four elements to screenwriting that make your story a true cinematic experience.
Ray Morton warns of the many distractions on the path to being a professional screenwriter and explains the goal that is most important... writing a great script.
As a professional script reader with years of experience, Ray Morton gives advice on five types of movie ideas a screenwriter should avoid.
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.
Ray Morton examines the heart of a dramatic story. A story that does not have this form and structure and that does not contain these elements may be a narrative, but it will not be drama.
While many gurus tout quick screenwriting tips, the craft of screenwriting is anything but quick and easy. Ray Morton examines the importance of tackling the heavy lifting of dramatic writing.