Every writer struggles with juggling a day job and finding time to write. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman gives practical tips on how to map your day to make writing a priority.
Before you whip out your smartphone camera, learn from Asmara Bhattacharya, a tired festival screener, what mistakes to avoid for film festival success.
Writing character descriptors is much like presenting them to the Queen. You are that person whispering into the Queen’s ear, telling her who is in line to greet her and why she should care.
Nothing should be placed in the script unless it has some kind of meaning, somehow furthering the characters or the story. David Landau explains how to use a set-up and payoff to elevate your audience's experience.
Your ideal co-writer might be right under your nose—or right next to you in bed, as several teams revealed during our interviews with Claudia Johnson & Matt Stevens for Script Partners: How to Succeed at Co-Writing for Film & TV.
Perhaps it's easier to answer "What makes a writer fail?" than "What makes a writer succeed?" Editor of ScriptMag shares her thoughts on screenwriting careers.
Of all the tools at a screenwriter’s disposal, titles and character names are certainly not the most important. But they still go a long way to making your script stand out, either positively or negatively. Learn how to differentiate between the two.
Claudia Johnson & Matt Stevens explore the best ways to find the right writing partner—can a friend be a prospective co-writer?
Contrary to a lot of thinking, words aren’t universally defined and meanings can change. Words can mean different things according to the context they’re used within or the group who uses them.
Most writers create a pitch after their script is written, but Anne-Cecille Ville shares that learning how to pitch your story before you even outline it can help you find the flaws and bang out a more solid draft.