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…

Building Your Brand As A Screenwriter


Your brand is a term used to categorise your identity as a screenwriter. How you are perceived by your audience. Your essence of the type of material that you write. It is a declaration of your authentic self. This is related to your writing voice. Early on in your career you can straddle difference genres and…

5 Powerful Types Of Dark Characters


Movie and TV characters are often described in terms of having a light or dark predisposition. Dark personality traits, found in villains are defined by a number of personality disorders. Characters exhibiting these traits yield immense power and control. PSYCHOPATHY This is similar to sociopath, except that it is congenital. Sufferers have their brains wired differently and can’t display normalised…

How I Got My Script Reader To Say Yes


Script readers are the initial gatekeepers of screenplays. So it’s important for screenwriters to know how to treat them. Screenplay readers are jaded and overworked due to the overabundance of mediocre, derivate and reductive material. Make sure you impress them in the following ways to enhance your chances of your material being referred to the decision makers:…

Five Types Of Plot Twists


Twist endings are story beats that divert the story logic trajectory and assumptions originally set up in the story. They usually occur towards the end of the story to surprise and entertain audiences by subverting and challenging their expectations of story outcome. According to Alec Worley there are five key types of such endings: 1) REVERSAL OF…

Types Of Deaths In Screenwriting


Is Death Just About Dying? The role of death and dying in storytelling has concerned us since the dawn of humanity. It has filled us with both fear and wonder, since we have limited control over it. We try to avoid it, put it off, embrace it with honour and dignity. Death signifies the end…