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Specs and The City: 5 Screenwriting Lessons from ‘Gravity’

Spoiler alert!  Don't read until you've seen Gravity. But if you have, you know how lean and mean this script is. And just how important the writing is for a visual spectacle such as this. Check out this article to see how a lot can be learned from this amazing spectacle about writing.

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Balls of Steel: 7 Lessons in Outlining, First Draft & Fear, Oh My!

Well, with it being Halloween and all, thought I'd post an article about writer's fears and overcoming them. It's the newest Balls of Steel article and it's a good one. Jeanne shows seven reasons to pull back on your outline.  Don't get too detailed.  Let your screenplay take the wheel, your outline should just be… Continue reading Balls of Steel: 7 Lessons in Outlining, First Draft & Fear, Oh My!

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Behind the Lines with DR: Don’t Be a Jerk – What Goes Around…

Here's Doug Richardson's other article that I noted works as a bookend to the prior article posted on here. Still the lesson is be nice but in a more straightforward lesson about how your attitude can create a reputation and reputations are hard to shake.  Good or bad. And guess what... no body gives you… Continue reading Behind the Lines with DR: Don’t Be a Jerk – What Goes Around…

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Behind the Lines with DR: What are Bad Films? From the Mouths of Babes

Here's the first of what I consider bookend articles by Doug Richardson. For twenty plus years, he's consistently written in the industry.  Sure his IMDB only shows a half dozen credits, but remember that half those credits are on projects where he was the rewrite man instead of the original writer.  And for every credit… Continue reading Behind the Lines with DR: What are Bad Films? From the Mouths of Babes

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Meet the Reader: A Few Things We’d Really Like You to Stop Doing

Say what you will about readers... everyone does at one point or another in their career. But just about every writer has been in the position of reader, whether paid or not.  It requires blunt honesty.  And the more seasoned the reader, the more blunt honesty you'll get. Those stamps you see in the picture… Continue reading Meet the Reader: A Few Things We’d Really Like You to Stop Doing