by Angela Bourassa If you're trying to figure out how to make your horror script work, you've probably read the scripts of writing team Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. And if you haven't, you need to. Patrick and Marcus are two of the most prolific and successful horror screenwriters working in Hollywood today. The pair... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa Contrary to popular belief, screenwriting is one of the most complex forms of writing. The task of the screenwriter is to write a script so good that a handful of people will invest real money in it, hundreds of people will dedicate months of their lives to it, and thousands -- maybe... Continue Reading →
Susan Dennard has written a great article outlining how to write a compelling one-page synopsis. The format works well for a novel or a script, and can even be used to outline a new story. If you have trouble fitting your script into this format, chances are the problems are in the structure of your... Continue Reading →
Our list this week comes from the talented Mark Sanderson (@scriptcat).
Our list of un-rules this week comes from Joe Gazzam (@JOE_GAZZAM), the talented screenwriter/novelist who graced our pages with an interview about what it's really like to be a screenwriter today.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.