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22 Ways to Learn & Improve Your Screenwriting

Writer, producer and author Hal Croasmun gives you some great tips to improve your writing and get your script sold.

3 Secrets of Pitching Your Screenplay

Practical advice on the art of successful pitching.

4 Ways to Unlock Your Screenwriting Potential

Writer and filmmaker Dan Black discusses various ways to improve your screenwriting.

A Cure For Writer's Block

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to overcome writer' block.

A Simple Way To Develop Rich Characters

Marilyn offers advice on how to improve your script by putting yourself in the shoes of one of your story's key characters.

A Way Out of Writer’s Block

Writer/director and teacher Elad Fichman dicusses the many causes of writer's block and suggests possible solutions to overcome this common creative obstacle.

Achieve Success As A Screenwriter

Freelance writer Brian Konradt gives some great pointers on how to be a successful screenwriter.

Act “As If” to Truly Write Better in Half an Hour

Marilyn applies an acting techqniue to help improve your writing.

Adaptation: Hypocritical Oath?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this scene from Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation.

Avatar: Alien For Dessert

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this exciting scene from James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar.

Breaking Bad: How Far Are You Prepared To Go?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "TV moment" from Breaking Bad.

Change Your Structure, Improve Your Script

How to improve your screenplay by changing its structure.

Creative Writing: An Accident Waiting To Happen

Produced screenwriter Dan Bronzite explains how listening to your inner voice and going with the flow can help you write a better screenplay.

Don’t [email protected]#%ing Pitch Your Movie Like This!

Screenwriter and script consultant Trevor Mayes discusses the art of pitching your movie.

Don't Withhold; Reveal, and Complicate

Screenwriter, teacher and script consultant Erik Bork discusses the importance of garnering audience identification with your characters.

Eight Writer Archetypes: Which One Are You?

Author and blogger Erik Deckers delves into the mind of a writer.

Exploring Unusual Character Relationships To Improve Your Script

Marilyn offers advice on how to improve your story and characterization.

Fact, Film and Fiction

Hollywood screenwriter, psychotherapist and author Dennis Palumbo explains the importance of grounding your fiction writing in reality.

Good in a Room: A Guide to Pitching Your Movie Script

Creative consultant and former MGM executive Stephanie Palmer gives some practical advice on how to pitch your script and avoid common meeting pitfalls.

Groundhog Day: What Would You Do If...?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this hilarious and insightful "Movie moment" from the classic comedy Groundhog Day.

Hope Changes Everything

Actor and short filmmaker John Montana offers some advice on how to manage your career and expectations.

How Creating a Soundtrack Can Improve Your Screenplay

Marilyn explains how creating a soundtrack for your screenplay can improve your writing.

How Do You Know When Your Screenplay is “Finished?”

Marilyn offers some advice on when to stop tinkering with your screenplay.

How Do You Know When Your Screenplay Is Ready For Market?

Producer and script consultant Wendy Kram offers sage advice for eager screenwriters who are preparing to shop their script.

How Does Your Character Feel About Snow?

Marilyn offers great advice on how to use an impending severe weather event to better understand your characters.

How NOT To Raise Money for A Feature Film

Writer and director Brian O'Malley gives the lowdown on what to avoid when trying to raise funding for a film.

How The Past Can Block Your Storytelling

Marilyn reveals how dealing with past events in your life can help move your writing career in the right direction.

How To Conquer Writer's Block

Steven Barnes delves into every writer's nightmare - the dreaded Writer's Block.

How To Create A Better Character By Knowing What Defines Them

Marilyn offers more practical advice on how to better understand your characters.

How To Create Living, Breathing Characters and a Basic Plot in 30 Minutes

Marilyn suggests a technique for writers to draw upon their own friends and families experiences to help create more three-dimensional characters and plots.

How To Develop A Biopic: A Fast And Easy Way To Get Ready To Write

Practical advice on how to write a biopic screenplay.

How To Develop Your Story Fast: Tips from my recent Writer’s Retreat in Italy

Marilyn offers great advice on how to use the weather to add drama to your script.

How To Effectively Create The First Act Set-Up

Marilyn offers great advice on how to use the 5 Ws to set up your first act.

How to Finish Your Script by Thanksgiving

Screenwriting tips to help you finish your script to a deadline.

How To Improve Your Plot By Doing Research

Marilyn offers some practical advice on how to improve your script through research.

How To Keep Your Writing Momentum Going During The Holidays

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to maintain your writing momentum.

How To Raise The Emotional Stakes in Your Screenplay

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to improve your screenplay by raising the stakes in your story.

How To Structure Your Story Fast

Marilyn suggests you interview your principle characters to help you plan and structure your screen story.

How To Take Stock Of Your Year And Have Fun Doing It

Marilyn offers some advice on reviewing your year as the holidays approach.

How To Tell An Amateur

Emmy-nominated screenwriter and director Nathan Marshall offers some great advice for screenwriters.

How To Use Real People To Create Movie Plot And Characters

Marilyn offers some great advice about using real people to help your screenwriting.

How To Use Shot Headings In Your Screenplay

Writer & teacher Christopher Riley offers some great formatting tips for screenwriters.

How To Write A Better Script By Using "Memories"

How to build three-dimensional characters by creating memories for them.

How To Write A Better Third Act

Practical advice on tackling the final act of your screenplay.

How To Write A New Script Better

Marilyn offers great advice on how to improve your screenplay.

How To Write A Professional Screenplay: Tips From the Chair of the UCLA Screenwriting Program

Sound advice on the Dos and Don'ts of script writing by longtime Chair of the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting Program Richard Walter.

How To Write Great Dialogue

Author Nina Munteanu offers some practical advice on writing better dialogue from the perspective of a novel writer.

How to Write Your Screenplay or Novel Better and Faster

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to get your writing project off the ground.

In Your Head Or On The Page?

Screenwriter, script consultant and author William Akers discusses the importance of getting your vision onto the page.

Interview With Author And Story Consultant Michael Hauge: Part 2

Concluding part of interview with story consultant, lecturer and author of "Writing Screenplays That Sell" Michael Hauge

Interview with Richard Walter - Chair of the UCLA Screenwriting Program

Questions and Answer Feature with the longtime Chair of the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting Program Richard Walter

Interview With Screenwriting Guru Syd Field: Part 1

Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie, in association wtih Screen Australia interview legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field during his first trip to Sydney, Australia.

Interview With Screenwriting Guru Syd Field: Part 3

Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie, in association wtih Screen Australia interview legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field during his first trip to Sydney, Australia.

Is Your Movie Script Ready for the Marketplace?

Script consultant Donie Nelson gives practical advice on preparing your script for submission.

Mad Men: Lifting The Veil

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Mad Men.

Marketing Your Script from Day One

Actress, writer, stuntwoman and producer Kristina Michelle offers some practical business advice for writers.

Network: Hell In The Boardroom

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Sidney Lumet's Network

Pitching Your Script - Questions Every Producer Has About Your Screenplay

Writer, producer and author Hal Croasmun helps you make the right pitch.

Rewrite Your Script: 3 Angles of Attack for Rewriting A Screenplay

Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! William M. Akers gives practical advice on how to approach a rewrite of your script.

Screenplay Story & Theme: Making Movies About One Thing

Award-winning writer Stanley Williams explains how your story's moral premise can strengthen your screenplay.

Screenplay Structure: Building Your Story From the Ground Up

Screenwriter and author Robert Gregory Browne helps lay the foundations for a structurally sound screenplay.

Screenplay Writing Partners: How NOT To Collaborate on Scripts

Script Collaboration: The pros and cons of working with a writing partner on your screenplay.

Screenwriters Need Time To Fail And Write Badly...

Screenwriter Mark Sanderson offers some excellent advice both for newbies starting out in the script writing "game" and old hats who may just need a little perspective.

Screenwriting Myths & Facts: Part 10

Steve Kaire's tenth installment of screenwriting myths and facts.

Screenwriting Myths & Facts: Part 11

Steve Kaire's eleventh installment of screenwriting myths and facts.

Script Notes: Feedback For The Faint-Hearted

Screenwriter and script consultant Julie Gray gives practical advice on the best way to give feedback.

Scriptwriting For Beginners: Learning The Basics Of Screenwriting

Produced screenwriter Danek S. Kaus shares some insightful tips that every new scriptwriter should consider when working on their first screenplay.

Secrets of the 3-Minute Pitch

Story consultant, author and lecturer Michael Hauge offers some great advice on how to sell your screenplay.

See Your Script Through The Eyes Of A Literary Agent

Michael Hauge helps you understand the process of script reading from the perspective of a literary agent.

Shaun Of The Dead: Death By Slackers

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects pop culture favorite Shaun of the Dead.

Show Don’t Tell: When To Break The Rules Of Screenwriting

Award-winning screenwriter, director and professional writing coach Jacob Krueger discusses when to break the rules of screenwriting.

Studio Pitch Meetings: An Amusing Look At Pitching Your Script

Quigly Down Under scribe John Hill's amusing POV on the stressful art of pitching your screenplay.

Subtext: The Art of Backstory

Author K.M. Weiland discusses how to effectively use subtext when creating and communicating backstory.

Techniques to Establish Story Pacing For Your Script

Writer and Teacher Gerry Visco discusses the importance of effective script editing.

The 11 Laws of Great Storytelling For the Movies

Professor, screenwriter and script consultant Jeffrey Hirschberg reveals the key elements of writing an engaging screenplay.

The 7 Mistakes Rookie Screenwriters Make

Producer, author and creator of the Raindance Film Festival Elliot Grove offers some great advice for newbie scriptwriters.

The Cure For A Lack Of Self-Confidence

Marilyn offers some advice on how to build your self-confidence and become a successful writer.

The Curse of Quirky Parentheticals - Using Wrylies in Your Screenplay

Author & script consultant Christina Hamlett explains how to correctly use parentheticals in your screenplay.

The Freedom to Shop: Contracts For Optioning A Screenplay

Robert Seigel discusses contract alternatives to the standard screenplay option agreement for screenwriters.

The Hollywood Film Festival: A Screenwriter’s Guide To Networking, Self-Marketing & Boosting Your Career

Produced screenwriter and ScriptTips Editor Dan Bronzite reviews the 2013 Hollywood Film Festival and explains how screenwriters can benefit from such events.

The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage, or Fiction

Screenwriter and script consultant Erik Bork discusses how to make your screen story a viable product for entertainment industry professionals in an excerpt from his new book "The Idea: The 7 Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction"

The Struggles Of The Screenwriter: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy

Practical screenwriting advice from an industry pro to help you get your script on track.

The Third Man: Shadow In The Shadow

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this iconic "Movie Moment" from Carol Reed's classic The Third Man.

The Top Ten Reasons For When You, As A Writer, Need A Lawyer

Entertainment Attorney Robert L. Seigel gives you the hard facts we always wanted to know about screenwriting and the law.

The Way Of Story: Inspiration In Creative Writing

Award-winning writer Catherine Ann Jones contemplates inspiration, creativity and an open mind.

Three Important Things to Know When Writing a Screenplay

Marilyn discusses the differences between writing novels and for the Big Screen.

Three Simple Techniques To Assess Your Screenplay’s Marketability

Marilyn offers some sage advice on how to assess and improve your screenplay's marketability.

Tracking Story Thru-Lines: The Secret To Successful Rewrites

Award-winning writer and story consultant Catherine Ann Jones offers an insight into rewriting your screenplay.

Using Halloween to Round Out Your Character

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to learn more about your characters using the costumes you may choose to wear for Halloween.

Using Personal Experience To Write Better Stories

Marilyn offers advice on how to use personal experience to improve your screenplay.

Vladimir Propp's Narratemes & Morphology of the Folktale

Vladimir Propp's Narratemes & Morphology of the Folktale.

What Bad Science Fiction Can Teach Us About Writing Screenplay Description

Screenwriter Chip Street offers some great advice on how less is more when it comes to writing screenplay description.

When Is It Okay For A Screenwriter To Work For Free?

Screenwriter Mark Sanderson discusses an issue facing many new screenwriters starting out in the business.

Writers Rehab: Hope For Writer's Block

Author, teacher and script consultant D.B. Gilles discusses the 12 Steps Of Conquering Writer's Block from his new book Writers Rehab.

Writing For Television: The Top 10 Reasons to Write a Spec TV Pilot

Emmy-nominated producer, writer and script consultant Ellen Sandler reveals the importance of writing spec pilots.

Writing Good Log Lines

Author, screenwriter and story consultant Dr. Stan Williams offers some great screenwriting tips for constructing powerful and succinct story descriptions.

Writing Screenplay Description With Your Own Personal Style & Voice

Screenwriter Chip Street offers some great advice on how to find your own voice when writing screenplays.

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