Happy New Year! Our 5 Best Posts from 2014

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A new year is upon us, and we’ve got a lot to celebrate here at LA Screenwriter. We’ve got a fancy new look and a brand new monthly logline competition. We also had a lot of wonderful posts over the last year. Here are the ones our readers have gotten the most joy and use out of over the last year:

1. The Fault in Our Stars Script

This was by far the most popular script on the site this year. Other big ones were Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction. In terms of TV, the Breaking Bad pilot is still at the top of the pile, though The Wire pilot has been making a comeback over recent months.

2. Why You Should Write a Sh*tty First Draft

Hemingway said it best: the first draft of anything is shit. Check out this article for the inspiration to get through your rough draft of a new script in 2015.

3. Links to 20 Scripts for Your Consideration

Around November every year, the studios start releasing the scripts of their best movies, the ones they hope will garner Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. For us screenwriters, that means a treasure trove of amazing scripts, but act quickly, because once awards season passes, many of these will no longer be available.

4. Scriptshadow’s 5 Screenwriter Stages

If you’re not already a fan of Scriptshadow.net, check it out right now. Their articles are amazing, and they offer some of the best coverage in the business. This article explains the 5 mental stages that every screenwriter goes through – arrogance, the fog of war, the stage of death, the tiny star, and the supernova.

5. The Secrets of R-Rated Comedy – Part II

I had the pleasure of interviewing comedy screenwriter, author, and teacher Keith Giglio this year, and his insights on writing comedy are applicable to every genre. I highly recommend his book, Writing the Comedy Blockbuster.

 

That’s it for 2014. Remember to check out the new Logline Competition, and please leave a comment with what you’d like to see from us in 2015!

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