Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Characters, Dialog, and More!

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Here are some articles from Script. If you have not signed off for script, do so. It is a good resource for screenwriters.

Script Angel: Characters Under Stress
Script Editor Hayley McKenzie gives a handy guide to the psychology of stress to help really put your characters through the ringer.
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Behind the Lines with DR: Writer vs Director – The Great Offender, Part 2
Watch out for the writer scorned. Doug Richardson shares his adventure of writer vs director and the sometimes hostile dynamics on set.
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Column D: Writing Dialogue -The Nose Knows
Drew Yanno discusses writing dialogue in the first draft a screenplay and how to make it pop in your rewrite.
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Specs & The City: Death Scenes and ‘Blade Runner’
Brad Johnson explores writing the perfect death scene using 'Blade Runner' as an example. What made Roy Batty's death work?
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Steve Rogers: A Man Out Of Time – ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
Dan Calivisi examines the character of Steve Rogers in the new 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
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Script Tips: Deadlines Make Scripts Better, Every Time!
Marilyn Horowitz gives tips for creating deadlines in each act of your screenplay to increase the excellence of your work and provide more audience enjoyment.
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Blue Sky: Enter the TV Writers’ Room
Lisa Alden, seasoned TV writer (Entourage), launches her new column, Blue Sky. She explains what it means to call a “blue sky” session in a writers' room.
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5 Reasons Screenplay Story Structure is Important and FREE Story Structure Tips Download
Whether you write a story or a screenplay, it’s always advisable to work out the plot ahead of time so you can discover the best way of telling it to not only appease the reader, but also to engage your audience. Write a story that wins over your audience with our FREE story structure guidance from the experts.
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The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast: An Interview with Lee Jessup
In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast, Ashley Scott Meyers interview screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup.
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Screenwriting Website of the Week: Scripts & Scribes
ScriptMag announces Scripts & Scribes as the new Screenwriting Website of the Week. The site is a great combination of interviews and information to give screenwriters a wide variety of insights into the craft and business.
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Fiction and Memoirs: How to Write A Manuscript

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Someone asked me why do I post so much stuff from Writers Digest. I told them because they are the best resource for writers. The  tips they give and the information they provide on the literary is so informative and right on. Although they mainly deal with book authors, their information can be applied by screenwriters.

Following is some info about manuscript writing, and getting the ideas in your head organized into a story and on paper. So check it out

How to Write a Manuscript: 5 Key Tips
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Getting started on any writing project is always the toughest. For years I talked about turning an idea I had from college into a novel so amazing that Oprah would beg to have me on—probably twice! I had notes for the novel in my head and, once in a blue moon, I’d actually sit down to try to write the damn thing. But what did I know about how to write a manuscript? The most I could ever hammer out was about 2,000 words. Considering most first-time novels fall between 80,000-100,000 words, I think it was safe to say that I was more likely to publish a sneeze than this book.

It wasn’t until I got serious about it that I started to make real progress (not on that manuscript, mind you, but on a nonfiction project). I don’t think I would have had any luck writing a manuscript if I hadn’t learned these five tips. I recommend them to anyone who is serious about writing a manuscript or has even toyed with the idea of writing novels. Here they are.  Read more...