Mark Sevi

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

Back when I was a fledgling screenwriter someone told me if something is important, say it/show it at least three times in a screenplay so the audience has can properly absorb and process it. At the time I thought this was because audiences/readers missed important information, or perhaps forgot if it was only mentioned once. […]

 Jim

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

Hands up if you’ve ever been stuck on a scene while writing your screenplay. Come on. Be honest. The scene that causes you to sweat profusely and gives you heart palpitations. (If that happens, walk away from your computer for a while). Every screenwriter reading this article should have their hand up. You may not […]

 Jim

5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

Luck is defined as an outcome seemingly attained through chance rather than deliberate actions. Building a sustainable screenwriting career is a tricky business. For most screenwriters, the trajectory is as clear as driving through a snow storm. Every screenwriter knows the importance of honing their craft as well as the importance of knowing the right […]

 Mark Sevi

Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Subtext – n.The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied orĀ indicated by a script or text. An inner world. A place glimpsed peripherally. Overtones. In screenwriting, subtext is implicit (intimated) versus explicit (stated) – a different layer of intention and depth. Using it expands your toolbox allowing you to say many different things without […]

 Jim

Making Intelligent Choices In Your Screenwriter Career

Making Intelligent Choices In Your Screenwriter Career

Being a screenwriter is a difficult career choice. But so worth it! It is more of a calling than a career in the traditional sense. You don’t have to earn a qualification to practice screenwriting, nor do you necessarily move up the career ladder after achieving a certain level of hours worked. It’s like most […]

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