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

How to Create Characters That Feel Like Real People

Justin Morrow approaches writing characters from a psychoanalytical perspective. Story is, at its core, a metaphor for how to live. We live vicariously through the characters we see on the page or the screen. So it follows that if you’re creating characters, they should be as real as possible. That is, of course, easier said Read MoreRead More

WOODY ALLEN ON WRITING: 5 Quotes from the Prolific Screenwriter

Ty Budde collects 5 quotes from Woody Allen on the subject of writing from writing from the subconscious to stealing. 1. On writing from the subconscious: “What people who don’t write don’t understand is that they think you make up the line consciously — but you don’t. It proceeds from your unconscious. So it’s the Read MoreRead More

Writer Diablo Cody on her Unconventional Career Path and Advice She’s Learned Along the Way

Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody always dreamed of being a writer, but getting a call from Hollywood to write a screenplay for the first time took her by surprise. That call resulted in the film Juno, and Diablo has had a brilliant career (with its share of ups and downs) ever since. Now a director, writer, Read MoreRead More

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