An Argument Against Screenplay Formulas

In a 5-part series of essays, Scott Myers goes into detail on why screenplay formulas are really formulas for disasters. There is a burgeoning cottage industry of ‘screenwriting gurus’ selling what some call The Hope Machine. The Hollywood mansion. Tesla Roadster. Movie premieres. Write a script… strike it rich! How to get there? If you’ve Read MoreRead More

Don’t Be A Writing Tool – Know Them! A Breakdown of Screenwriting Tools You Need to Know

Danny Manus explains the different elements you will need to create and market a script including: taglines, loglines, themes, messages, synopsis, treatments, and outlnies. TAGLINE – A Tagline is the 6-8 catchy, memorable words that a marketing department will come up with to grab people’s attention and sell your movie on posters, commercials, radio spots, Read MoreRead More

8 Creative Writing Tips from Kurt Vonnegut

Here are eight quick tips from Kurt Vonnegut to better writing. Kurt Vonnegut’s stories and prose are so memorably witty. If you haven’t read such classics as Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast Of Champions, and Slaughterhouse Five, you have pleasant surprises awaiting you! And his advice on writing is just as memorable as his stories. Here are Read MoreRead More

7 Reasons to Stop Working on That Script

Arthur Vincie explains why long-term success depends on delivering a steady stream of work, not on writing one script. Folks, I’m here to tell you: it’s time to put that script down, unless you can afford to make it with your own money without declaring bankruptcy. I’ve been there. You pour your heart and soul Read MoreRead More

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