Write On, Dear Writer

 
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Fear as Motivation

Character can be the way into a script. Many writers begin the screenwriting process by finding a character that fascinates them. Read on.

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Rewrite

You spend a great amount of time on the first draft of your script. If you’re in a workshop, you probably begin with a treatment and a step-outline. Read on.

 
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Facing Page One

Page one is the beginning of the beginning. Read on.

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Rewrite Checklist

Critical questions to ask when evaluating your script. Read on.

 
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Page One Checklist

So when you look at the first page of your script, what are the elements you need to have in place? Here’s a helpful checklist.

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Why We Love the Movies

Is it more than just entertainment and escape? Yes, yes, it is! Read on.

 
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Great Opening Hook

The opening hook is everything. It is the contract between you and the audience. Read on.

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Write Now!

Writing is a singular endeavor, that in the early stages of a career requires a great amount of discipline and self-motivation. Read on.

 
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What About Talent?

There is probably no clearer waste of psychic energy than worrying about how much talent you have—and probably no worry more common. Read on.