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This Well Used Script Advice Might Be Ruining Your Script (From Script)

This week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn why one of the most often repeated bits of screenwriting advice "make sure there’s something compelling on every page," could be running your script.

This week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn why one of the most often repeated bits of screenwriting advice "make sure there’s something compelling on every page," could be running your script. Plus, a look into a recent trend writing female characters and story models, and so much more!

Quest for a Female Story Model

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There is so much testosterone on the screen! Most stories feature male characters and male thinking—achieve this, prevent that, compete, conquer, and win the prize! But what about female stories, a female story model? A recent trend suggests that something might be happening on that front and it might be something big.

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This Well Used Script Advice Might Be Ruining Your Script

This Well Used Script Advice Might Be Ruining Your Script

One of the most often repeated bits of screenwriting advice bestowed upon the aspiring, from the non-aspiring, is "make sure there’s something compelling on every page." But don’t worry, there’s a remarkably easy solution.

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Jaws RealD 3D: The Real Deal

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Even if you’ve already seen this on the big screen, the RealD 3D technology gives this legendary film the glorious look it deserves.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Abi Damaris Corbin Talk About Breaking

John Boyega in BREAKING. Courtesy of Bleecker Street

Filmmakers Kwame Kwei-Armah and Abi Damaris Corbin speak with Script about their latest film Breaking and their process for developing this real-life story.

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4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

From having reverence for the original to making it your own, author Nikki Payne shares four tips for writing a modern retelling.

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Author Valeria Ruelas discusses the process of writing her new book, The Mexican Witch Lifestyle.

What Is the Hook, the Book, and Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

What Is the Hook, the Book, and the Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

Find out what "the hook, the book, and the cook" are in relation to writing query letters and pitching books to literary agents and book editors. This post answers the question of what each one is and how to successfully assemble the pieces.

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Author Chloe Liese makes a case for the romance genre being the natural home for retellings, and shares some tips on how to write a successful romance retelling of literary classics.