The Power of the First and Last ImageJanuary 30, 2012
Does a chain email hold the secret to your script?101
Rule #6: You Need To Make Writing a Full Time JobDecember 28, 2011
If you’re a writer, at some point you’ve probably heard yourself say some version of the following sentence…
Should You Write An Ensemble Piece?December 17, 2011
What do most of Robert Altman’s films, and screenplays like Crash and The Tree of Life have in common?
The Inciting IncidentNovember 5, 2011
What if Someone Steals Your Idea?October 27, 2011
It’s a constant fear among young writers: finally coming up with that million dollar idea, only to have it…
FLASHBACKS, Part 3: Making The Past PresentOctober 19, 2011
What do Blue Valentine, Memento, and Sophie’s Choice have in common? They’re all chock full of flashbacks.
Flashbacks, Part 2: Dancing With The DevilOctober 10, 2011
While that will definitely keep you out of trouble, it probably won’t bring out your best writing either.
Flashbacks: 100 Rules and How To Break ThemOctober 5, 2011
As any screenwriting teacher will tell you, flashbacks almost always mean big trouble for young writers.
100 Rules and How To Break ThemSeptember 29, 2011
I’ll be analyzing one of the so called “rules” of screenwriting, and exploring both why they exist, and how…