Alex Bloom, founder of the Script Reader Pro screenplay consultancy, explains how to bulletproof your story idea and logline using one simple template.
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.
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.
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.
In this post, award-winning actress, writer, and director Tiffany Paulsen shares her experience of writing the rom-com script for Holidate on Netflix, what improves a script's chances of getting read by people, and more.
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.
Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Mick Garris shares the writing process for his collection (These Evil Things We Do), what surprising thing happened during the publishing process, how writing a story is different than a script, and more!
Bestselling novelist Mikki Daughtry shares why dreams (whether related to writing or love) are worth fighting for, what the writing process for Five Feet Apart was like, how that differed from her latest novel All This Time, and more!
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.
In this post, Dustin Grinnell analyzes the screenplay for Spike Jonze's Her to see how writers can put heart in their science fiction.
Here are the five lessons that Mr. Rogers teaches about writing in the new movie It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
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.
Playwright Frank Strausser shares the benefits of working with actors to figure out why your scenes are not working.
How long is too long to wait for a Hollywood executive to respond to your screenplay submission? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re busy or if they’re just not that into you.
Barri Evins reveals Screenwriting Secrets novelists should steal to elevate dialogue, up emotional impact, and focus theme to deliver a resonant message.
Reading great screenplays provides valuable screenwriting lessons for both emerging or seasoned writers. Professional script reader Ray Morton points out the craft tips in ten of his favorite scripts.
Barri Evins shares Screenwriting Secrets every novelist should steal to power your creative process, elevate your storytelling and up your marketing game.
Bird Box author and multidisciplinary creative Josh Malerman shares insights into his writing process, what it's like having a story adapted for the screen, his unique theatrical book readings and more.
As fans eagerly await Season 3 of Netflix hit series Stranger Things, Scott Hildreth offers three storytelling lessons and editing goals writers can glean from the show.
The 2018 film adaptation of Lee Israel's memoir Can Your Ever Forgive Me?, which details her criminal misadventures forging letters by famous authors, was met with critical acclaim—and it offers several valuable lessons for writers.