So your protag, your main character, the one you've been "living with" for months (years?) has a goal, right? Riiiiiiight? If you’re scratching your head, you’re not alone.
There are other scripts to read, but these are the ones that come to mind that show us various ways to help spread the message of equality and tolerance.
Conflict is the driving force behind any well-written screenplay. Without it, your story cannot move forward. And if you don’t move your story forward, then you have no story - and hence - no worthwhile script.
In the last few years, writers have been faced with a changing studio business model. In fact, only 34 spec screenplays were sold through July of this year. Upon digging deeper, many of those specs were by A-list writers.
Charlotte Roi is a statuesque strawberry blonde with piercing eyes and a just-as-towering personality that fills the room when she enters.
As great as it is writing (or rewriting) and getting paid for it, it is really critical for writers, whether you are Aaron Sorkin or Joe Schmoe, to find a balance between paid jobs and putting your own ideas down on paper. Here’s why...
The truth? A writing partnership is not for everyone. Right now, I prefer to write alone, but that doesn't mean I won’t ask someone again.
So you’ve finished that umpteenth draft of your screenplay and you feel like it’s finally ready to show to the rest of the world. Not so fast, Frank Darabont.
I was inspired to write this blog after attending the wonderful Secret Door Pitch, a reward for being a finalist in The Script Pipeline Screenplay Contest. I enjoyed meeting several scribes and watching dozens more pitch their stories amid a miasma of coffee, sweat and Altoids.
I was recently reminded to write this blog at a popular screenwriting event. A typical question while waiting for a brown drink on the rocks is, “What is your script about?”