Best of the Web 5 Oct

Story & Structure :: “Action Comes From Drama, and Drama is Conflict: What’s the Conflict?” :: Gordy Hoffman of BlueCat Talks What Makes a Story Great Script Perfection :: Expert Advice on Unpacking Your Comedic Screenwriting Toolbox :: The Art of Screenwriting :: 10 Distinctive Voices In Film :: ‘Forrest Gump’ screenwriter Eric Roth uses … Read more

[Video]: Writing Better Action

Almost inevitably, Youtube instructional videos tend to involve several minutes of bad jokes, dithering and mildly embarrassing vignettes from the maker’s personal life (try clearing your search history first next time, guys). John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Go) bucks the trend by jumping straight into the action. How to … Read more

Best of the Web 10 Feb

Story & Structure :: Inherently Dramatic Characters :: Empathetic Heroes and ‘Cinderella Man’ :: Is 80’s Style Action Dead? :: Great Scene: Die Hard :: Villains: John August podcast :: Punching the Puppet – Writing Specs :: Review: This Is 40 Script Perfection :: Does Your Dialogue Make This Mistake? :: 115 Words for Walk … Read more

Best of the Web 4 Nov

Story & Structure :: Planning Action Sequences :: Action Blocks and ‘Alien’ (And a Few More) :: Where Do I Start? :: High Concept—Yes—It Actually Means Something! :: Blue Valentine – Script Review Script Perfection :: Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Be Collaborative: :: Can You Suck Just A Little Bit More, Please? :: The … Read more