Category «Writing»

HOW TO CRAFT A LOGLINGE

LOGLINES A one or two sentence description that captures the unique & conflicting elements of your screenplay. Include the following 5 elements to write a complete Log Line: Protagonist – Identify a main character along with his/her profession. Genre – Reveal the story’s setting when presenting the Conflict. Inner Conflict – A personal issue for …

SEVEN DEADLY WRITING SINS

Seven Deadly Sins of Writing… from Your Screenplay Sucks! Using Find (Ctrl F or Apple F) in your computer, chase down these words in any form you find them. Losing them or changing them will strengthen your work. “Find” spaceisspace should find only the word you’re looking for, not every “is” in your screenplay. is …

WRITING SPEC TV SCRIPTS

Writing Spec Television Scripts When setting out to write a television script, you should write a script for a series that has been on the air at least two seasons.  Pilots are extremely hard to sell unless you are an established writer.  If you must write a pilot, don’t spend the whole episode setting up …

How to tighten your script

What’s the first thing any reader does after they pick up a script and read the title page?  They turn to the last page to see the length.  The page count effects their perception of the script before starting to read.  If you are around 100 pages it feels like it will be a nice …

Words To Lose In Your Scripts

Seven Deadly Sins of Writing… from Your Screenplay Sucks! Using Find (Ctrl F or Apple F) in your computer, chase down these words in any form you find them. Losing them or changing them will strengthen your work. “Find” spaceisspace should find only the word you’re looking for, not every “is” in your screenplay. is He is …