Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Mark Miller

I Love Being a Writer

I Love Being a Writer

Except for the writing

by Mark Miller It’s no secret that when it comes to sitting down to actually doing the writing, we writers excel at procrastination. If, anywhere within a five mile radius of the computer, we happen to notice an unsharpened pencil, a window, a refrigerator, a phone, unopened mail, a magazine, something needing dusting, the TV […]

 Rob LeFebvre

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Creative Director Neil Druckmann is on the leading edge of game design

by Rob LeFebvre Neil Druckmann is the creative director and writer for developer Naughty Dog’s latest acclaimed video game, The Last of Us. Naughty Dog has been popular for making award-winning cinematic games since 2007’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and its breakout sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Druckmann started his career in video games as an […]

 Michael Lent

C – H – A – N – G – E

C – H – A – N – G – E

The terrifying six letter buzzword you need to embrace

by Michael Lent Author’s Note: Usually, I write nuts and bolts pieces like “Five Bears You Need to Avoid and Seven Ways to Fend Them Off With Toe Nail Trimmers;” however, since this is the inaugural column of the Creative Screenwriting re-launch, this conceptual piece is my way of saying, “Good to be home.”   […]

 Dennis MaGee Fallon

Craft Guru: Michael Hauge

Craft Guru: Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge on finding the theme.

by Dennis MaGee Fallon Theme can be a tricky thing.  It’s often hidden in good scripts, heavy handed in bad ones, and sometimes nowhere at all.  But, as many screenwriters, critics and film buffs can attest, a powerful theme can make all the difference in a great story.  So, what is theme and how can […]

 Matt R. Lohr

Brandon Easton, Writer/Creator

Brandon Easton, Writer/Creator

Black geeks, working Comic Con and shining a light on creators

by Matt R. Lohr Brandon Easton doesn’t look like Stan Lee, or indeed like someone most people would picture when they hear the phrase “comic book writer.” But in the last several years, Easton has defied the realities of a sometimes less-than-inclusive industry to emerge as a rising force in comics, and he’s done it […]