Scriptwriting Advice, Writing Advice

Three Tricks to Elevate Your Writing to the Studio Level

These three tips are golden. No other way of stating it.  Master them and you're already closer to readers hearts than most writers. One saving grace of my otherwise lackluster writing career has been that I was never at a loss for readers appreciation when it came to my scripts.  They were thankful that they… Continue reading Three Tricks to Elevate Your Writing to the Studio Level

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This week’s InkTip screenwriting leads

-------------------------------------------------------------------- Gambit Films - Seeking Character Horror or Thriller Scripts -------------------------------------------------------------------- "We are looking for completed, feature-length character driven genre (horror or thriller) scripts that are unique, featuring never-before-done premises, i.e. thrillers in the vein of "You're Next," "Buried" or "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," or horrors in the vein of "Kill List," "Let the… Continue reading This week’s InkTip screenwriting leads

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The truth about the publishing industry – Publishers Reject Retitled ‘Yearling’

Yes, you read that right.  An experiment was done twenty some-odd years ago by a reporter for the Orlando Weekly.  He submitted the best selling, Pulitzer prize winning novel THE YEARLING to publishers as an un-represented manuscript with a new (un pc) title. The results may seem surprising to you.  But from a publishing/development perspective,… Continue reading The truth about the publishing industry – Publishers Reject Retitled ‘Yearling’

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Ask Dr Format: March 2014

Dave's back with this month's installment of Ask Dr Format.  Here he tackles montages and name changes. If you scroll further down you can ready prior month installments tackling all the little things you wonder about when writing a screenplay like:  "How do I portray a stutterer on the page?" or "How do I portray… Continue reading Ask Dr Format: March 2014