by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) A listener will usually know in the first ten seconds of hearing about your story if their curiosity has been piqued or not. Every word should be chosen wisely when pitching your idea. However, no other part of the pitch has as much potential to invite the
The October Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Nicola Ralph with her logline for THE BURDEN, a horror: “A family on the brink of financial ruin inherits an estranged uncle’s home, but they discover too late what led to their uncle’s untimely
The Inside Llewyn Daivs script was written by Joel & Ethan Coen.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Sometimes the most profound and powerful storytelling lessons come from real life. In the upcoming documentary, I’ll Push You, the story is built around two men trying to get from point A to point B — a classic story. Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been lifelong friends.
The Dunkirk script was written by Christopher Nolan.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Seeing a character grow in her internal journey is one of the most effective ways to show that the character has arced. While a protagonist learning or realizing something is not effective as a visual external goal, these are powerful internal goals that, by necessity, characters are greatly unaware of while
We thought we’d have some fun today comparing ourselves to the greats. Find out whether you’re more of a student of the Coen brothers or a disciple of Nora Ephron. Remember to share your results!
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) As an aspiring screenwriter, you’re bound to sign up for online classes and get script coverage from a few different sources. You’ll visit websites like this one, and you’ll inevitably end up on some mailing lists. If you’re like me, you probably get incredibly frustrated by
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Ask any story guru, and they will tell you that very few writers ever develop the skills to master multiple genres. In recent years, however, finding your storytelling niche has become trickier as the traditional genres such as drama, comedy, and horror are often combined into hybrids with other
Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, recently interviewed the founder of LA Screenwriter, Angela Bourassa, about creativity as it relates to screenwriters. Check out the interview below. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and inspire