Best of the Web 17 Nov

Story & Structure :: Great Scene: “The Silence of the Lambs” :: The FUNdamentals of Screenwriting – SETTING :: 5 Tips for Writing Better Characters into Your Screenplay :: Screenplay Review – Back to the Future :: Screenplay Review – Starbuck :: “When Something Happens… Something ELSE Happens” Script Perfection :: Why is Genre Important … Read more

Logline it! – The Blood List 2013 – Week 1

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, we review the loglines and short synopses of the screenplays that made it into The Blood List 2013. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. By The Judges THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE written … Read more

Best of the Web 10 Nov

Story & Structure :: Screenwriting Website of the Week: Screenwriter Writing :: Subtext :: Screenplay Review – The Giver :: Script to Novel – 5 Steps to Adapting Backwards :: Mythbusters – Flashbacks Script Perfection :: “Almost All Good Writing Begins with Terrible First Efforts” :: 10 Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid :: Learn The Craft … Read more

[Video]: How Screenwriters Make A Living

Screenwriting teacher John Truby talks bluntly about pitch slams, and how the film industry has changed in the last five years. Development funding, he cautions, is now rarely extended. Pitches alone aren’t the recipe for success. John instead argues that writers should focus on the simple rule: put it on the page. If you liked … Read more