Your Screenwriting Process Is All Wrong


Okay. Hold on to your keyboards fellow screenwriters. Don’t fire virtual missiles at me. Every screenwriter experiences fear and doubt during their writing process. We wrestle with these major two key questions: Is my screenwriting any good? Is my concept any good? The answers to these questions are irrelevant. What matters is, that the anxiety should spur your…

Is Your Moral Compass Pointing True North In Your Screenwriting?


Let’s get into some deep character work here to make your screenplays really stand out. Every screenwriter understands the concept of morality. It is an internal guidance systems that shapes your characters life direction. Everyone has an internal moral compass which drives their beliefs and actions. This helps screenwriters define their characters as either GOOD or BAD….

Can Creativity Really Be Enhanced?


With all the lotions and potions available on the internet to enhance one thing or another, can you find one that enhances creativity, makes screenwriters write better, or even cure writers’ block. Well… no. But there is a science to creativity. It doesn’t just happen. You can train it and make put it to work. That’s kinda…

Writing A Monster That Will Make Your Horror Movie Totally Scary


What makes a good creature feature? Creature features are a common hallmark of horror films. Given the amount of such movies, you need to make yours stand out from the pack. A quick way to enhance your horror screenwriting is the think about what scares you? Is it blood, spiders, goo, sharp teeth? Your monster…

7 Super Effective Ways To Ramp Up The Tension In Your Screenplay


Dramatic conflict is the backbone of quality screenplays. What better ways to raise the conflict in your screenwriting than modulating the tension in your story? Tension in your writing can be defined as a period of elevated emotional intensity. Here are some ways to effectively utilize tension in your story: 1) BURSTS OF TENSION Tension can be…

Why Stories Are So Important


Storytelling has been an integral part of the human experience since we began socializing as a species. The value of story has been studied extensively by anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists alike. There is something about stories that binds humans and allows us to thrive. Stories are an expression of a sequence of connected events to…

When Is Your Screenplay In Distress?


Ever started writing a screenplay and ended up in knots? Determined to quell your screenwriting demons you plowed through to write 100 pages of screenplay. Then you read it and decide that you lost your way at some point. What are some of tell tale signs that your screenplay goes from nailed it to failed it?…

When Is It Time To Take A Script Meeting?


You’ve written a script and you’ve been invited to meeting. Well done. You have something the industry is interested in. Here’s a self checklist you should consider before and during your writing so you can better defend your screenplay when discussing your screenplay. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Before you submit your script to anyone,…

How To Craft Impactful Stories For Successful Screenplays


Humanity has enjoyed storytelling  since time began. It is the most powerful and enduring cultural tool. Stories not only inform and entertain us, they also allow us to process our deepest thoughts and emotions. If you want to learn how to write a movie script, every screenwriter needs to understand not only the structure, but the…

10 Things To Consider Before Joining A Writers Group


Writing is often a solitary activity, so any human interaction regarding your story should be encouraged. Writers groups may be a way to gain new perspectives, clarification and opinions of your work. Selecting the right writers group for you can really help elevate your writing. However, be selective in which one you join. There are a few…