How to Write a Script, Writing Tips
Take Two: The Importance of Writing Your Story in Different Mediums
Casting many nets can help a writer create a long and healthy career. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares advice on adapting your story into multiple mediums.
Take Two: Writing a Screenplay Based on a True Story
Adapting a true story requires research, honesty, and sometimes, a little bending of the truth. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares tips on writing a screenplay based on a true story and the importance of finding the balance between fact and fiction.
Take Two: High Concept Ideas Make a Screenwriting Career
Buzz words abound in Hollywood. Probably the biggest one is "high-concept ideas." Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explains what that phrase mean and why high-concept ideas make a screenwriting career.
Take Two: Screenwriting Competition Guide
Putting your screenplays up against other writers' scripts creates an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares advice on choosing and succeeding in a screenwriting competition.
Take Two: Making an Independent Short Film or Book Trailer
With the film industry constantly changing, it's never been more important for a writer to take control of their own career. Use independent film tips to create a short film or book trailer to help get your writing noticed.
Take Two: Saving Money on Your Screenwriting Career
No one wants to break the bank to learn how to write a screenplay. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares practical tips on saving money on the pursuit of a screenwriting career.
Take Two: Launching Your Screenwriting Career From Outside of Hollywood
All you have to do is write a great script and you're in. Think again. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares tips for developing the hustle to launch your screenwriting career from outside of Hollywood.
Take Two: Ways to Submit Your Story to Hollywood
If you dream of your story being on the big screen, Script's editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, gives you a peek inside the filmmaking industry and shares ways to submit your story to Hollywood.
Psst! Novelists - Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part Two
Barri Evins reveals Screenwriting Secrets novelists should steal to elevate dialogue, up emotional impact, and focus theme to deliver a resonant message.
Reddit for Writers: 47 Writing Subreddits to Explore
This supplement to the 2019 edition of our 101 Best Websites provides a guide to writing subreddits—destinations across Reddit where writers can find useful information, community, and resources.
How to Increase Your Screenplay's Commercial Appeal
Selling a screenplay is no easy task. Ray Morton shares advice on how to increase your screenplay's commercial potential to help you choose the best stories to put on the page.
Script Classics: Life In The Movie Industry - How To Sell A Pitch In Only 10 Years
While working the front desk at Miramax, Dave Pullano created the fictional exec, Jay Flannick, to field unwanted and overly persistent pitches. Ironically enough, through a series of adventures, Pullano found himself in Hong Kong, sitting on an old mattress ... and pitching his own script to Jackie Chan.
Script Classics: Conflict at the Core—Four Types of Conflict
Conflict is what drives a story. Without opposition, the story becomes lifeless. Learn the four types of conflict and how to effectively use them in your next screenplay.
Script Classics: Nicholas Meyer—The View from the Scribe
Some writers struggle in transitioning from one type of writing to another, but Nicholas Meyer has conquered many forms. Learn Meyer’s cross-format storytelling processes and what encouraged him to write his memoir, The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood.
Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)
Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist.
Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part One)
Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter dig into details about the development and writing behind their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist.
Writers on Writing: Revitalizing the Batman Franchise with Batman Begins
David Goyer, who co-wrote Batman Begins with director Christopher Nolan, reflects on the creative choices he and Nolan made in bringing the darkest of the DC Comics’ characters to life.
Script Classics: Adapting to the Adaptation Process
Story analyst Joel Haber explains the process of adaptation: How it’s done, and how practice makes perfect. If you're a screenwriter or novelist, Haber's insights are a must-read.
Script Classics: Writer and Director Douglas McGrath on Adaptation of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby
Writer-director Douglas McGrath chats about "shrinking" Dickens' classic, Nicholas Nickleby, into a Golden Globe nominee.
The Difference Between Science Fiction and Fantasy: What Every Screenwriter Needs to Know
Jeremy Robinson examines the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Knowing these differences is critical for any screenwriter or author in these genres.