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Three Pros and Cons of Outlining Your Screenplay
Screenwriting 30th May 2016
Truth be told, I hate outlining. I hate outlining because I only feel like a writer when I am actually writing, lost in my story, up in the creative clouds, my fingers clicking furiously on my keyboard.
The Aspiring Screenwriter’s Guide to Page One
Screenwriting 27th May 2016

sceenwriting, scriptwriting, filmmaking tips

You need passion to build a convincing world that’s never been seen before. None of it is possible without the dedication needed to craft something amazing. All of it leads to one moment and that moment starts with the letter F.
15 Ways to Stop Writer’s Block
Screenwriting 25th May 2016

sceenwriting, scriptwriting, writers block

Writer’s block is a hot topic for writers of all types. The greatest writers of our time have suffered from it. Others have denied its existence. Regardless, it’s a topic that all novice writers need to approach head on.
202 Practical Writing Tips From Hollywood Screenwriter Brian Koppelman
Screenwriting 17th May 2016

filmmaking, indie tips, screenwriting

Jon Brooks has transcribed and listed his favorite 202 six second screenwriting lessons from Koppelman. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, Koppelman has also produced films such as The Illusionist and directed films such as Solitary Man
How to Cut the Fat from Your Screenplays
Screenwriting 16th May 2016
This isn’t about rewriting. This is about cutting your script as much as you can to make it the leanest of “meats” for studios, producers, talent and representation to feast on.
Blocked? Get Unstuck With These Free Resources for Writers
Screenwriting 4th May 2016
Are you a writer who finds themselves staring at a blank page for hours on end? We're here to help.
A Script Is No Longer Enough: Why First-Time Feature Directors Must Make a Proof-of-Concept
Screenwriting 26th Apr 2016
For anyone who’s just purchased their first copy of Final Draft, the notion of the spec script still feels like the equivalent of a modern-day gold rush.
Entries open for the WGSA free Introduction to Scriptwriting workshop
Screenwriting 14th Apr 2016
FREE workshop series in Soweto! PLUS the top 20 achievers, will receive sponsored access to attend the Peter Russell workshop on 14 and 15 May in Johannesburg (worth over R3,000 per person!)
Eight Unconventional Tips for Screenwriters
Screenwriting 11th Apr 2016
Charlie Sierra has compiled his own list of methods, some pretty unconventional, that are more or less surefire ways to kickstart his creativity and avoid those dreaded screenwriting dry spells.
Putting Treatments on the Couch
Screenwriting 7th Apr 2016
Treatments are misunderstood and undervalued. It’s time to investigate why they’re an invaluable tool in the screenwriter’s toolbox.