William C. Martell explores creating unlikable protagonists in a likable way, using examples from Can You Forgive Me? and Pollack to highlight the best approach to adding dimension and interest to your more difficult characters.
One of the first decisions a writer makes it choosing what medium to tell your story. Christopher Schiller highlights the dangers that could lurking in your choice of medium.
It's possible to have too much action in action movies. Ray Morton explores the reasons modern action movies are so monotonous, all of them having to do with an excess of action.
Paul Peditto dives into steps to help elevate both your story and dialogue.
Description can up your game, elevate your execution and your story. Don’t let pros see your script until you master Barri Evins’ 7 Description Essentials.
Susan Kouguell speaks with We the Animals Director and Screenwriter Jeremiah Zagar and his screenwriting collaborator Daniel Kitrosser about their new award-winning film.
Bryan Young demonstrates how to add layers to your scenes by analyzing a classic scene in All the President's Men that showcases the genius of William Goldman.
What makes a great story? William C. Martell shares advice on using theme and through line to create story connections.
With all the rules of writing a screenplay, we need to enjoy the ones we can break. Write character introductions that are daring, spectacular and attract an A-list actor. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shows you how.
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.