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
I’ve been privileged enough not only to work as a screenwriter for the last 20 years, but to talk to many other screenwriters about what they do and how they do it. So I am going to steal some screenwriting advice from … [Read more...] about Screenwriting Advice: Write The WORST Scene Ever!
A screenwriter sent me an email saying she understands the need for foreshadowing but wasn't sure how to do it. Of course when it comes to using foreshadowing in your screenplay, the specific content depends on the story but … [Read more...] about How To Use Foreshadowing In Your Screenplay
If you're looking to get your screenplay read, make sure you don't get suckered. I'm speaking from experience. A few years back I finished the first draft of my first screenplay ever. Like a lot of folks who dream of … [Read more...] about How NOT To Get Your Screenplay Read (For Smart Screenwriters)
If you're trying to figure out how to write a screenplay you can produce yourself, you're not alone. Prior to making my own movies, I worked for a producer in NYC. And I want to take a moment and apologize for never … [Read more...] about How To Write A Screenplay You Can Produce (Yourself)