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Every screenwriter has had to answer this question in one form or another, “What is your story REALLY about?” What this question is actually asking is, “What themes are you exploring in this script?”   Read More
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When you pitch, writing your personal message should be a first thought, not an afterthought. Here are some tips to help you succeed.   Read More
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Your logline is the difference between getting read or getting scrolled past. I know because I've done both.   Read More
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I landed my first screenwriting gig in 1978. Nobody had heard of Robert McKee or Syd Field, you wrote on a typewriter, and you researched in a library.   Read More
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It's vital for screenwriters to read some of the great works that have come before them.   Read More
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The key to being able to write great horror is being able to write killer suspense.   Read More
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If you are a screenwriter, you have probably had someone tell you “You have GOT to write a contained thriller!” And really, that advice is true. Now more than ever, producers are looking for good scripts with minimal locations, small casts, and riveting stories. But what makes single-location scripts work?   Read More
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Your protagonist is the most important character in your script. Nobody wants to go on a two-hour journey with a stick-in-the-mud.   Read More
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Learn why reading stage plays can help improve your screenplays.   Read More
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Your first draft is complete. Little did you know, you're just getting started.   Read More
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