5 Character Traits of an Awesome Action Hero
By: Armaan Uplekar
By Armaan Uplekar. Sarah Connor. Ethan Hunt. James Bond. There’s a deep bench of iconic characters that have helped define and exemplify action cinema for decades. Between preventing nuclear annihilation, rescuing hostages and restoring...
Writing Effective Female Characters
What You Need To be Writing Right Now
Showrunner Liz Tigelaar Is Putting Out “Little Fires Everywhere”
“Make Something Happen Quickly” Davah Avena...
Building and Revealing Character
“What Would Picard Do?” Kirsten Beyer On Co-Creating ‘Star Trek: Picard’
By: Brock Swinson
TV writer Kirsten Beyer is considered the knower of all things Star Trek. She seemingly burst onto our screens from writing oblivion to co-create Star Trek: Picard. Kirsten has been busy writing novels in the Star Trek Universe including Voyager and...
Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting
“I Want To See Something I Haven’t Seen Or Felt Before” Says Roger Avary
TWIC: Do I Really Need a Writer’s Group?
Subtext- The Beauty Of What’s Left Unsaid (Or Unwritten) In Your Screenplay
“Find Your Way Into The Story” Says Robert Reiner
Why Demons and Devils Make for Superior Villains
Meaning and Toy Story 4
What An Audience Really Wants From Your Script
Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play
Screenwriter Ted Campbell Goes “Underground”
Villains And Their Functions In Stories
How a Big Life Leads to Better Writing
7 Reasons Your Characters Hurt Your Script
Your characters compel you to be honest, and this creates a challenge. The actions of the characters make your story. Writers often focus on plot, structure, theme, dialogue, description, amongst many other elements, but the success of your script...