All posts tagged "process"

  • First Draft: Living In the Past With Flashbacks and Monologues

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Flashbacks Nothing provokes a more knee-jerk “don’t do it” reaction...

  • First Draft: Are Your Screenplay’s Characters Runners Toward a Finish Line, or Gladiators in an Arena?

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Imagine a story about a soldier, wounded by past battles,...

  • First Draft: When Is It OK For Your Script to Use On-the-Nose Dialogue?

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, we’re publishing “First Draft,” a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Near the end of Richard Wenk’s screenplay for 16 Blocks (which...

  • First Draft: Build Your Rewriting Chops With This Case Study From The Hateful Eight

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, we’re publishing “First Draft,” a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight had a notoriously difficult...

  • First Draft: Understand The Humility Arc To Allow Your Story’s Heroes To Succeed

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. What quality makes a hero? What single trait must a...

  • First Draft: Crafting Supervillains by Pushing Your Antagonists Over the Edge

    In partnership with the blog ScreenCraft, we’re publishing “First Draft,” a series on everything to do with screenwriting. The importance of the superhero in today’s...

  • enter site Three Trembling Cities, From Scene to Screen: The Process of Bringing a Scene To Life

    In director heaven, every scene in the screenplay is clear and concise, the storyboards are perfectly composed, the shot list takes no effort to create...

  • click here First Draft: The Most Common Mistake in Spec Scripts (And Four Ways to Avoid Making It)

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Finding the right concept to base your next work on...

  • source site First Draft: How To Create Moments For Your Characters To Shine

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Moments: They’re what the audience remembers about a great movie, what actors...

  • First Draft: Five Surefire Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

    In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. A script can have wonderful characters, a terrific plot, great...