by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The new year has arrived. Many writers are launching into their latest ideas and reviving old ones. One of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when beginning a new story can be the opening. Where do you start? What does the audience need to know immediately and
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week’s episode I talk with screenwriting career coach and founder of the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, Carole Kirschner. Our conversation covers getting an agent, breaking in as a television writer, and a variety of other screenwriting / television writing topics. You can
The December Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Ethan Mantel with his logline for 2 B3ATS: IN THE B3AT-GINNING, a mockumentary: “When their generic techno track somehow goes viral, two stubborn amateur DJs struggle to hold together a slapdash road tour through
2017 is (finally) coming to a close, so it’s time to share our best, most viewed, and favorite posts from the last twelve months. We hope you find encouragement, insight, and motivation in these articles and scripts, and we hope that they help you achieve your writing goals in 2018!
The Coco screenplay was written by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich.
Back by popular demand, we have updated our free one-page writing tracker for the 2018 calendar. Download this sheet, print it out, and hang it over your desk to keep track of your writing goals and milestones all year long. Download the chart here! Here are a few ways that
The War for the Planet of the Apes screenplay was written by Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves.
The Last Flag Flying screenplay was written by Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) One of the most effective ways to connect with readers and, ultimately, audiences is to tap into a phenomenon in the zeitgeist. Writing about a pressing social issue, unusual trend, or current conflict draws peoples’ attention and separates your script from the crowd. But it’s also
The Brigsby Bear screenplay was written by Kevin Costello & Kyle Mooney.