All posts tagged "First Draft"

  • First Draft: How to Apply the Frankenstein Formula to Your Screenplay

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Horror is one of the most enduring of genres. And...

  • First Draft: Wield These Wordsmithing Weapons to Beat Down Screenwriting Clichés

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Plot and character-related exposition in screenplays is unavoidable. Your audience...

  • First Draft: What Avatar’s Pandora Can Teach You About Screenwriting Structure

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. James Cameron’s screenplay Avatar is an outstanding example of using many structural...

  • First Draft: What a Children’s Book Can Teach Screenwriters About Their Craft

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. The truth of the matter in screenwriting, and storytelling as...

  • First Draft: Follow This Tested and True Rule Book to Explore the Reactions of Your Script’s Characters

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. So much of good storytelling is about cause and effect,...

  • follow site First Draft: What Are Friends For? The Importance of a Reflection Character

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Stories are built on a foundation of desire and conflict....

  • First Draft: Stay True to Your First Idea to Avoid Killing Characters With Too Much Plot

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Every story begins at your Initial Stimulus–that spark of an...

  • watch First Draft: Make the World Stand Still Even As It’s Moving Fast By Using Logarithmic Time in Your Screenplay (Video)

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. In a new video series, Story Brain explores the concept of...

  • First Draft: Start and End With a Bang When Writing Your Screenplay’s First and Last Visuals

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Why the First and Last Visuals of Your Screenplay Matter...

  • First Draft: Want Hollywood’s Attention? Write a Showcase Short

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. It’s how Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas and Scorsese got their start....