Carla Iacovetti explores the importance of good characterization, and discusses the issue with award-winning scriptwriter Glenn Benest.
By Carla Iacovetti. “Structure is very important to a story, but you’re really missing the boat if you think structure is the only reason that a movie works. The big difference is character. The heart of the movie is how deeply you (the writer) and the audience connect emotionally with the protagonist.” — Glenn M. […]
"Screenwriting, a lot of it – when you’re in the weeds trying to figure it out – is mathematical. It’s about solving puzzles." Rob Edwards.
By Matthew Wade Reynolds. Once upon a time, a young aspiring writer fresh out of college could write a letter to a television producer, asking for advice. Not only would he hear back, but he might just have lunch waiting for him at a venerable Los Angeles deli, with a handful of the producer’s friends […]
Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama.
By Shanee Edwards. What does The Empire Strikes Back have in common with Taming of the Shrew? Or Scarface with Lady Macbeth? More than you might think. This fascinating new book for screenwriters will have you rethinking the way you create characters and tell stories by taking a close-up look at perhaps the best English-language […]
How Art Holcomb's process can make your writing more efficient.
I do think the challenge, in a way for me, is to write a narrative film and when you finish watching it you feel like it’s a collage. You tell the narrative, you tell the story, but you feel like you’ve created this tapestry. But it also has a shape, a story. Shane Black Writers have […]