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10 Inspiring Reasons to Become a Writer

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
ScreenCraft

Many newcomers want to become a writer for all of the wrong reasons. If you want to avoid becoming a part of that statistic, you have to not just be pursuing a career -- you have to be pursuing a dream.

5 Ways Writers Can Get Into the Minds of Their Characters

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Experience of Working With Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.04.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, scree...

One-On-One With Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Screenwriter Kara Holden

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

"I believe my experience in acting is invaluable to my writing -- it has given me a true ear for dialogue and a feel for pace as well as a deeper understanding of character."

NO!! - A TV/FILM WRITER TEACHES YOU HOW TO DEAL WITH THE WORD

David S. Simon | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

I am in a war of words and I'm fighting it all by myself, day by day, battle by battle, against an insidious enemy that isn't anywhere but is everywhe...

35 Most Overused Lines in Movies

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Moving Forward as Screenwriters: How to Write for Females in Film

Kat Karpoff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Kat Karpoff

"I don't know how to write for women." Is a phrase I hear on a regular basis from male writers. I look at them puzzled, "Just write a great story and then make your character female." Is my standard answer.

3 Most Common Conceptual Mistakes Screenwriters Make

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Top Ten Best Screenplay Contests to Enter in 2016

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Hollywood Is Coming to Nashville, and So Can You!

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.07.2016 | Travel
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Allure of Adventure and Travel TV, and How You Can Take Part

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.03.2016 | Travel
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Oscars 2016: Expert Reaction

The Conversation US | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
The Conversation US

Our panel of experts break down some of the night's biggest questions, surprises, and moments.

Read All Ten 2016 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays Along With Interviews From the Writers

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

9 Things Screenwriters Should Consider Before Signing Contracts

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Beware the Writing Zombies

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Unemployed Screenwriters Tired of Constantly Revising Outdated Technology in Their Scripts

James Napoli | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
James Napoli

Remember floppy disks? So does screenwriter Paul Unguent, whose 1999 unproduced high-tech thriller spec script East of the Grid relied heavily on ref...

Jumping in Defeat First: A TV/Film Writer Examines His Creative Life

David S. Simon | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
David S. Simon

I just spent the last hour writing a heartfelt piece...and just as I was finishing the very last sentence, my wrist accidentally hit the delete button...

An Exclusive Interview with The Screenwriter's Bible Author Dave Trottier

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.18.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Celebrating Elaine May: The 2016 WGA West Screenwriting Award

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Elaine May returns to the spotlight on February 13, in Los Angeles, to accept the WGA West Screenwriting Award, for her original and prolific, credite...

5 Tips on How to Write an Awesome Female Protagonist

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

10 Traps Screenwriters Need to Avoid

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Stop waiting. Once you click submit and you've entered that contest, leave it to the fates to decide. It's out of your control now so why torture yourself? And furthermore, the true trap here is putting all of your eggs in that one basket.

7 Adaptation Rules from the Screenwriter of Dracula and Contact

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word pr...

This Is What Every Aspiring Screenwriter Should Learn From Steven Spielberg and 'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter Matt Charman

Quora | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

Sitting opposite Steven Spielberg, while he turns the pages of your script and talks about each scene as he goes, is about the best film school you can get. I learnt so much that it's hard to boil it down, but here's one thing: he wanted me to embrace complexity and the grey areas in characters.

'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter Matt Charman Reveals the First Rule of Screenwriting

Quora | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

I used to sneak into the second acts of West End plays while I was at university in London. I couldn't afford to buy tickets so after the interval, I would slip in behind people who had been outside having a cigarette, wait for the lights to go down and find an empty seat.