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...
Why The Crocodile Dundee Super Bowl Ad Made An Impact
The Mysterious Development of Your Villain
Navigating Your Story: Salva Rubio on Save the Cat Goes to the Indies
Since its inception over twenty years ago, the methodology of Blake Synder’s Save the Cat has been as synonymous with storytelling as Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and Syd Field’s Paradigm Worksheet.Many screenwriters can’t help but...