Don’t F@#%ing Pitch Like This!

One Saturday I attended a fucking great series of talks sponsored by InkTip — a terrific fucking resource for screenwriters. by Trevor Mayes Why all the profanity? Because I got to listen to one of my favorite columnists — Manny Fonseca — who’s known for his foul-mouthed, yet brutally honest and insightful articles for The … Read more

5 Big Things To Sweat About

I’m sure you’ve all heard this inspiring set of rules before: 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 2. It’s all small stuff. The truth of the matter, however, is that when it comes to screenwriting, that message couldn’t be further from the truth. While the devil may be in the details, your script lives or … Read more

Show, Don’t Tell

There’s an old adage in screenwriting — show, don’t tell. If there’s a key character trait, event, or setting that the audience needs to know about, provide that information visually. by Trevor Mayes Why? – Humans are visual — we learn things more quickly and readily by seeing. – Showing is quicker than telling — after … Read more