What An Audience Really Wants From Your Script
Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play
Screenwriter Ted Campbell Goes “Underground”
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...
Comedy Screenwriting Craft: Using Metaphors
Screenwriting Craft: Creating a Proactive Protagonist
Don’t Ruin a Good Read! Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid
Moving Beyond Screenplay Structure
The Same Answer to 11 Questions
By: Dave Trottier
Company: Dave Trottier
There is one answer I give to a great number of questions I receive from developing screenwriters. Here is that answer:The script (or scripts) you are referring to was developed in the studio system, or was written by an established writer, or was...
Writing Effective Plot Twists
By: James Napoli
Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor, James Napoli details the different types of plot twists screenwriters can use in their screenplays. There are several different types of plot twists you can use in your screenwriting. Let’s take a look...
Subtext: That Passive/Aggressive Friend You Hate, But Can't Drop
On Writing Child Characters: “Children Don’t Think Like Little Adults”
By: Michael Welles Schock
One of the challenges of writing great characters is getting inside the heads of persons of much different background than yourself. It takes great effort and empathy to understand those of differing gender, age, ethnicity, or orientation in order...
Test Your Story Concept
What's at Stake?
What’s the In? What’s the Out?
One Movie, Three Structures: The Avengers
By: Bob Schultz
Whether you are a self-taught writer, in school, or reading books on your own, the structure of a screenplay is critical in the analysis of your professionalism. But which structure is “right?” Which structure should you adhere to in...