All posts tagged "process"

  • First Draft: Your Characters Lack Uniqueness? Use These Seven Ways to Give Them Fresh Voices

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. As a former studio script reader, I’ve read hundreds of...

  • First Draft: Craft Top-Notch Cinematic Scares With These 101 Terrifying Horror Story Prompts

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Welcome to the story den of horror, scares, and the...

  • First Draft: Manipulate Your Audiences’ Psychological States With These Three Screenwriting Tricks

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Suspense is everywhere in film. It drives the cinematic experience...

  • First Draft: One Secret to Great Dialogue? Make Your Script’s Silences Count

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. I’ve been on both sides of the screenwriting table in...

  • First Draft: Everything You Need to Know About Confusing On-Screen Writing Credits

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. “Why are some writers credited together by & while others...

  • First Draft: What’s Holding Your Script Back? One Of These Four Problems Might Be Your Answer

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Frequent enough websites like this one and you’re sure to...

  • First Draft: Three Networking Maps That Will Help Screenwriters Build Their Industry Contacts

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. The old adage is that nobody is really from Los...

  • First Draft: Know When and When Not to Rely on the Unreliable Narrator

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. The unreliable narrator. A tricky figure whose credibility as an audience...

  • First Draft: Roll the Dice With This Guide to Action-Adventure Script Structure Based on Dungeons & Dragons

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Geeks and nerds. Let’s be honest, those are the words...

  • First Draft: Ask Yourself These Four Questions Before Cooking Up Your Screenplay’s Antagonist

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. It seems like movie villains are a dying art. Most...