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On this podcast, rather than reviewing movies “two thumbs up, two thumbs down, loved it or hated it,” Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger shows you what you can learn from them as screenwriters. We look at good movies, bad movies, movies that we loved, and movies that we hated.

 

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  • The Irishman: What’s Your Character’s “Thing”?

    February 7, 2020

    There are many conversations to be had about The Irishman, but one of the most valuable lessons it has to offer you as a screenwriter is the importance of the main ingredient in creating a truly compelling character.

    “Every character has a way of looking at the world, and when you understand their way of looking at the world, writing them becomes very simple.”

    Why is this one element of character development, their mantra or worldview, so crucial to building the structure of your script? Because understanding the lens through which your character sees and experiences the world gives you all the information you need to take them on a journey. That “thing” will inform every interaction they have and decision they make.

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  • The Power of The First Image

    January 5, 2020

    Kicking off Season 9 of the Write Your Screenplay Podcast, Jacob Krueger explains the importance of the very first image in your script: how it captures your audience’s attention, introduces them to your main character’s journey, and sets the tone and feel for your film or show. He then shares how to use the concept of the first image to successfully reach your writing goals in the new year.

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  • Does Your Writing Feel Boring?

    October 25, 2019

    Jacob Krueger addresses the more subtle and complex form of writer’s block in this week’s podcast. He examines the source of this block and shares how to begin overcoming it by learning how to safely look, listen, and feel your way back into your writing, which allows you to reconnect with your inner creative and your story.

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  • Break Through Writer’s Block

    October 11, 2019

    This week, Jacob Krueger shares some simple steps toward overcoming the common form of writer’s block and explains how creating manageable goals will reshape the way your mind approaches writing, making it easier to develop a writing routine.

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  • Succession Season 2: Generating an Advanced Series Engine

    September 6, 2019

    In this podcast, Jacob Krueger analyzes the Season 2 pilot episode of Succession and shares how building a series engine from a personal place of truth will help you create the roadmap for a show that can continue to grow for several seasons.

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