By Indiewire | Indiewire December 30, 2013 at 2:17PM
We know it already: Everyone's got a script. But does everyone have a good script? Check out these tips to honing your script into something worth making, and best of luck getting your words onto the big screen!
announces its first annual 2013 Screenwriting Fellowship contest
presented by Celtx for which it is currently accepting screenplay
submissions until January 15 with the possibility of being granted a major leap into the industry as a screenwriter.
In this adapted excerpt from Chad Gervich's book "How to Manage Your Agent," a number of seasoned literary agents offer their advice on the dynamics of working with an agent from asking for feedback to reconciling differences on a given project.
In this article originally printed by the London-based script doctors Film Doctor, the notion that having multiple projects spanning multiple genres in order to be ready for whatever comes your way is deconstructed and reversed as a practice especially detrimental to your screenwriting craft.
award-winning screenwriters Henry Bean, Larry Gross and Naomi Foner
talk about their craft and tricks of the trade, along with Filmmaker in
Residence Andrea Arnold at the Story Creation and the Artistic Process
In a series of six second clips screenwriter Brian Koppelman shares his tips on a series on a variety of screenwriting-related points of interest from fighting writer's block to structuring your story.
presents a series of videos entitled "How I Write," featuring
established Hollywood screenwriters like Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan and
Richard Curtis on drafting, re-drafting and the working processes and
trials and tribulations of screenwriting.
Mark Tapio Kines, author of online Lynda.com course Screenwriting Fundamentals, discusses in depth how to beef individual character roles and present future actors and actresses with the promise of an engaging, inspiring roles.
Mark Tapio Kines argues convincingly on the absolute necessity of suspense in driving a script's narrative forward.
Douglas Eboch and Ken Aguado give Indiewire an exclusive excerpt insight into their joint book "The Hollywood Pitching Bible" on the practical qualities of constructing a pitch tailored for a hollywood audience.
Stephen Gaghan discusses how he moved from short story to screenwriting and how the long inspiring process unfolded in an excerpt from "Final Craft: Screenwriting."
An excerpt from Robert Grant's book on determining the what, when, hows of writing a story in the otherwise limitlessly imaginative realm of science fiction story telling.
excerpt from Neil Landau's "The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to
Jumpstart Your Story" examines closely and analytically the intricacies
of crafting arguably the most challenging and yet significant part of
any story: the conclusion.