Best of the Web 22 Jul

Story & Structure :: How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method :: 25 Things You Should Know About Your Character :: Joss Whedon’s Top 10 Writing Tips :: Blueprint to Check Once Your Script is Done :: The Iceberg Exposition Script Perfection :: Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Screenplay :: Does … Read more

Logline it! – Week 4

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, every week our panel reviews a few loglines posted to www.loglineit.com. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges The Glass Blower “Twenty-year-old Nicole is a cleaner at a prestigious art college but … Read more

Structure: Breaking Bad S1E1

With the 5th and final season of Breaking Bad underway, let’s look back at how it started. The pilot episode planted this drama series squarely on the map and to my taste, Breaking Bad became an instant classic. The show is loved as much by its audience as by the critics and industry peers. Most … Read more

Bogans, Pirates and Bimbos: What’s wrong with Australian TV

You turn on the TV, flick on the electronic program guide, and scan the possibilities. Dross, muck, offal, junk. Where are the good shows? On your flashdrive, that’s where. by Ingrid Elkner Because if you’re like most of Australia’s younger generation, and a growing proportion of the other generations, you don’t seek out high quality … Read more

Best of the Web 15 Jul

Story & Structure :: Character Breakdown :: Bad TV Teaches Lessons :: What is ‘Voice’? :: Creating Memorable Characters :: Don’t Leave Your Ending to the End :: How to Write an Omniscient Narrator Script Perfection :: Embrace Your Inner Weirdo :: Writers Diet Test. Is Your Sentence Construction Flabby or Fit? :: 7 Essential … Read more