If you want to write a good movie, you need to give your screenplay emotional intelligence. "Chasing the Monster Idea" is a book by Stefan Mumaw in which he identifies seven questions that will help you determine whether you … [Read more...] about How To Give Your Screenplay Emotional Intelligence
Stop asking permission to make your first feature... Or for that matter, any movie! In Hollywood, power is measured by your ability to get a movie made. Most people don’t have the power to make movies. In fact, most people … [Read more...] about Stop Asking Permission And Make Your First Feature
So you're asking yourself: "I wrote a screenplay... Now what?" I've heard this question a lot over the years. And if you just finished your first screenplay, congratulations... You've just completed what many people find … [Read more...] about I Wrote A Screenplay, Now What?
If you just finished your first screenplay, congratulations! Writing a script is a super cool accomplishment. But don’t go crazy. Just because you have a script doesn’t mean Hollywood is going to come knocking. Like any … [Read more...] about I Wrote My First Screenplay, Now What?
Screenwriting is starts by writing a crappy first draft. And the real writing begins in the rewrite. This is because nobody writes a perfect first draft. This is good news if you're willing to do the necessary work to rework … [Read more...] about Why Finishing A Crappy First Draft Is Essential For Screenwriters