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Remember You’re Writing A Selling Script

Remember You’re Writing A Selling Script

Maybe you’ve heard the saying that a script is just a blueprint. If so, forget it!  The first goal of your script is to be a great reading experience. Later there will be a production script annotated by the director and others involved in planning the actual...
Don’t Dismiss Your Crazy Ideas

Don’t Dismiss Your Crazy Ideas

I got an email the other day from an aspiring screenwriter who had an idea for an unusual structure for her screenplay. She asked whether I thought it would be safer to stick to the traditional three-act structure and “maybe just drop in a few more unusual...
Getting Over Writer’s Block

Getting Over Writer’s Block

Don’t stay stuck! If you get stuck in the middle of writing your screenplay, don’t give up and don’t be tempted by the lure of starting a different story. That one will also have a difficult middle. Instead, use the first two methods below to get into a...