Here's Johnny ... !! Yes, back in the saddle and ready to pound the keyboard again. Hope you didn't miss me too much.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Learn Proper Formatting StandardsThis will be a short blurb; however, brevity is all that is necessary. In the grand scheme of things, learn the proper formatting standards! Nothing else screams of AMATEUR like those screenplays that make obvious formatting errors: margins, headings, font, title pages, and other elements such as the introduction of characters or the use of camera angles. So do yourself a favor, click & buy the following book - The Screenwriter's Bible - and make sure you don't get thrown into the PASS pile before one word is read.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"Loglines - Part Deux"
Back to the dreaded loglines topics! But fear not, dear screenwriter. Learn to embrace, nurture, and may I dare to say, love your logline. For it is a living, breathing animal that will grow and morph into a mature one-liner that hooks readers.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Follow Screenwriters Anonymous on Twitter and participate in this exercise to challenge your writing skills and help break through writer's block:
Write a logline to the plot provided below. Can you develop an
enticing hook? Reveal the protag/antag, time, and location? Post your
feedback in the comments section below. And try to keep it to one (certainly no more than TWO) line!
Monday, October 1, 2012
"Screenplays are not written ..."
... they are rewritten over and over and over again. Does this discourage you? Bore you? Push you to rush your current project so you can get to that next killer idea? Well, before you put that script down, you will want to reconsider putting the stamp of FINAL on it if you haven't taken the time to review, rewrite, review, rewrite ...