Do Screenplays Need a Theme?

An aspiring writer confessed to me the other night that he’s intimidated by the idea of theme. Screenplays, he’s been taught, are supposed to have a theme…

How to give your screenplay emotional intelligence

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“Chasing the Monster Idea” is a book by Stefan Mumaw in which he identifies seven questions that will help you determine whether you have a “monster” idea rather than just a good one (or a bad one). These questions also can help you figure out whether your movie idea is a monster. The first one: […]