Erik Bork

SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Screenwriter Erik Bork Discusses His New Screenwriting Book, The Idea, and the Importance of Starting with a Marketable Idea

Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) about his new screenwriting book: The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction. We dig into a number of the lessons that he teaches in the book, including the crucial aspect that basic...

Monday Morning Editor Picks: On Demand Screenwriting Webinars

With most of us having day jobs, limited access to in-person screenwriting classes, and the need to learn on-the-go, On Demand screenwriting webinars are an incredible resource. Yes, I have used them myself, long before I taught them. What I love about recorded webinars is the ability to access them immediately....

Tips for Identifying the Right Genre

by Erik Bork Blake Snyder’s ten “genres” and fifty “subgenres” in his Save the Cat books are my single favorite tool for screenwriters.  I have long believed that studying this system of story types, and making sure each script you write clearly fits within one of them, is one of the...

Monday Morning Editor’s Picks: Tools for TV Writing

While I am predominantly focused on writing feature films, I have indeed had experience in TV writing on a show that was in development in the UK… that never got picked up. But during that process, I got to work with incredible people all over the world and wrote an episode of the...

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...