Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Michael Hauge

Revealing Your Hero’s Wound

Revealing Your Hero’s Wound

Michael Hauge explores the concept of the hero’s wound and transformation, as revealed in Good Will Hunting.

Michael Hauge explores the concept of the hero’s wound and transformation, as revealed in Good Will Hunting.

 Alex Bloom

5 Simple Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

5 Simple Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

Alex Bloom explores the concept of theme, and offers advice on how to approach and apply theme in your screenplay.

Alex Bloom explores the concept of theme, and offers advice on how to approach and apply theme in your screenplay.

 Brianne Hogan

Michael Hauge on The Hero’s Two Journeys

Michael Hauge on The Hero’s Two Journeys

Michael Hauge discusses the hero’s internal and external journeys, the crucial elements of character, and the three things a protagonist must possess.

In their new video series The Hero’s Two Journeys, screenwriting teachers Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler explore the external and internal journeys that a character goes through. Creative Screenwriting was fortunate enough to speak with Michael about the concept behind the series, the crucial elements of character, desire and conflict, and the three things a […]

 Brianne Hogan

Dating Your Character

Dating Your Character

How “dating” your character informs your screenplay, how to tell when your character is “the one,” and when you should actually dump your character.

How “dating” your character informs your screenplay, how to tell when your character is “the one,” and when you should actually dump your character.

 Christopher McKittrick

Robert McKee on Dialogue

Robert McKee on Dialogue

Robert McKee on his first new book in almost 20 years, the importance of learning to act, and why there’s no such thing as writing a screenplay without form.

Robert McKee on his first new book in almost 20 years, the importance of learning to act, and why there’s no such thing as writing a screenplay without form.

 Ramona Zacharias

“No Stories Are Plot Driven!”

“No Stories Are Plot Driven!”

Lisa Cron on the dangers of pretty language, foolish outlines and why no stories are plot driven.

Lisa Cron on the dangers of pretty language, foolish outlines and why no stories are plot driven.

 Ramona Zacharias

The Neuroscience of Storytelling

The Neuroscience of Storytelling

Lisa Cron on the neuroscience of storytelling, Breaking Bad's brilliant finale, and why pantsing is idiotic.

Lisa Cron on the neuroscience of storytelling, Breaking Bad’s brilliant finale, and why pantsing is idiotic.

 Alex Bloom

How Reading Screenplays Will Improve Your Writing

How Reading Screenplays Will Improve Your Writing

If you're not reading screenplays, you're missing out as a screenwriter! Alex Bloom explains why, and gives advice on how to read scripts.

If you’re not reading screenplays, you’re missing out as a screenwriter! Alex Bloom explains why, and gives advice on how to read scripts.


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Joss Whedon on Screenwriting

MFA in Screenwriting