Tony Gilroy is one of the most respected screenwriters working today. He's the writer behind all of the Bourne movies (scripts for Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum), Armageddon, The Devil's Advocate... he even wrote that awesome early 90s ice skating movie, The Cutting Edge. Needless to say, Tony knows how to write a blockbuster. He recently... Continue Reading →
The infamous Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) recently did an interview for Vulture in which she explained seven things that no one tells you about being a top screenwriter.
Maria Popova of Brain Pickings (a site I highly suggest all writers peruse) has shared six writing tips that John Steinbeck originally shared in an interview with The Paris Review in 1975.
Paul Peditto has written a great article for MovieBytes.com about the benefits of stealing.
Pilar Alessandra recently spelled out ten tips for writing strong female lead characters. Here are her tips,
John Buchanan of Script Magazine recently laid out the work habits that writers need to have to be successful in the film industry.
Paul Chitlik of Script Magazine recently fielded the question, "How can a screenwriter write descriptions we can “see” without overwriting them?" Paul offered some poignant advice
John Buchanan of Script Magazine has written an article about opportunities often overlooked by novice screenwriters: writing assignments.
This article from The Script Lab takes a look at the battle that every writer fights to not just create an unforgettable story but unforgettable characters as well AND to make the two fit together flawlessly. When push comes to shove, which will make a better movie?
I have two tricks. One is that I write every day, regardless of whether I want to or not because as I just said, in a way I never want to write. It's not even an issue. I just write four pages a day when I'm working. I have a quota. A sub-set of that system is that I am a firm believer that bad ideas lead to good ones. When I am not inspired and I don't know the solution I will just type out the most banal solution and know that at least it's on the page and it gets me to the next story beat.