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.
Paula Landry shares lessons learned from reading screenplays. To improve your writing, take the writer challenge and read a script a day for 21 days! Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Writers are often readers. We learn through practice and exposure to good writing, as well as...
Stewart Farquhar answers a reader's email on how to get spec scripts noticed in this challenging industry.
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.
Angela Bourassa defines the four meanings of a Writer's Voice and why honing yours is important to the success of your writing career.
Effectively taking feedback in a way that helps not only your writing, but also your career, takes practice. Tim Schildberger gives six tips for taking feedback like a pro.
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.
Before you submit your script for coverage or critique, make sure your work is void of things that annoy script readers! Professional script reader, Brian O'Malley, shares insights into things script readers hate to see in a screenplay.
You may need to grab a reader's attention on page one, but don't underestimate the importance of your story ending. Ray Morton shares insights on how to create a stellar film ending.
Giving and taking notes from peers is truly invaluable in many ways. Aarthi Ramanathan explains how to give feedback that doesn't ruin a friendship.