One more question that helps you figure out if you're onto a "monster" idea instead of just a goodish one is, "Is it novel?" That's what Stefan Mumaw says in his book, "Chasing the Monster Idea." Of course nothing is … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: is your story novel?
According to Stefan Mumaw's book, "Chasing the Monster Idea," one of the key questions to ask if you want to find out whether your idea is a "monster" rather than just good (or bad) is, "Does it create an … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: what experience do you want the audience to have?
An interesting twist on the old "write what you know" adage comes from aspiring screenwriter Mark McCann, who also is a policeman. One of his shorts was produced and has won some prizes and one of his feature scripts has just … [Read more...] about Screenwriting: write what you don’t know
Shy and awkward is how screenwriter Seth Lochead describes himself. When he was starting out he felt he had to choose between building his career by socializing or by writing a great script. He decided to try to do the … [Read more...] about Screenwriting Tips – Hope for shy screenwriters
As a filmmaker, getting your movies produced sometimes seems impossible. And if you haven't yet made your first feature, it is often very easy to get caught up in all the reasons why it can't be done. My screenwriter … [Read more...] about Writer Director John Chu talks filmmaking