How Screenwriters Can Increase Their Productivity

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • March 3, 2021

Screenwriters are not machines. Sometimes we get into the writing zone and write quality work for hours. But most of the time, we write in fits and bursts and distract ourselves – writing, deleting, staring into space or search dubious terms...

How Should Your First Meeting Go

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 26, 2021

Wipe the sweat off your forehead. Straighten your clothes. Check your breath. The Creative Executive will see you now. You anxiously enter the office and notice it’s a cross between a workspace and a storage facility. You’re asked if you...

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Keep Themselves Stable(ish)

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 24, 2021

Every screenwriter experiences peaks and troughs in their careers. Oftentimes, our careers are so chaotic we can’t see the forest through the trees. Here are some concepts you can use to keep yourself mentally and emotionally grounded:1)...

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 22, 2021

Screenwriters should always think big in terms of their careers. Blockbuster big. We all want our films to be seen by the largest audience possible. In old studio parlance, the term blockbuster referred to audiences queuing around the block to see a...

“Coming To Terms With Trauma” Alan Ball Talks ‘Uncle Frank’

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 19, 2021

Alan E. Ball cut his writing teeth as a playwright before shaking our screens with the Oscar-winning indie powerhouse American Beauty and the multiple Emmy-nominated TV series Six Feet Under and True Blood. This year, he graced our screens with...

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences”

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 16, 2021

“Balance The Rush Of Shoplifting With The Consequences” - Showrunner Sarah Goldfinger on Netflix’s ‘Trinkets’ & ‘CSI’:“Suddenly, the writing turned three-dimensional,” recalled Sarah...

“An Apocalyptic Love Story” Writer Steve Mallory Talks ‘Superintelligence’

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 15, 2021

We all knew it was bound to happen. Not if, but when… Sentient AI becomes self-aware and plots its path to wipe out humanity. This is the plot of Superintelligence starring Melissa McCarthy (Carol Peters), James Corden (AI), and...

“Writing Impactful Jokes For Satire” Says Megan Ganz, TV Comedy Writer.

Brock Swinson • February 12, 2021

“Writing Impactful Jokes For Satire” Says Megan Ganz, TV Comedy Writer On ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ & ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’: Megan Ganz was introduced to comedy by her...

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 2)

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 8, 2021

This is the second part of our series on the evolution of James Bond and his immense cultural impact. It all began in the imagination of Ian Lancaster Fleming, a prolific British writer, and Naval Intelligence Officer.The sophisticated spy has been...

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • February 8, 2021

Dry Vodka Martini – Shaken Not Stirred. That famous drink immortalized by Sean Connery (James Bond) will forever live in our collective drinking psyches. Connery may have passed earlier this year, but his suave spy persona will live on in...

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