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When writing a screenplay, don’t underestimate your voice as a writer. My first spec script, which broke me into the business, was not a typical screenplay by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it was a dark, sloppy mess of a script. It had a few crucial things,...read more
Logline: A true story about an older-than-30 web developer who wins the Thriller/Horror category of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition and embarks on a prize fellowship that will test his ability to maintain his job, his marriage, and his sanity as he...read more
What happens when a kid from Arizona devours westerns, crime novels, and comic books? If you’re Luke Paradise, you write The Prodigal, about a soldier who returns to his hometown, Tucson, for revenge against the military corporation responsible for his brother’s...read more
Transitions are appearing less and less in modern screenplays. They can sometimes be used, but you should do so sparingly. If you ever read an old screenplay, you’ll notice how densely written they are. Not only is the description more detailed (and, at times, borders...read more
Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena . . . With such accolades describing Wonder Woman on everything from T-shirts to coffee cups, it’s no wonder that fashioning a story about her seemed as intimidating as scaling Mount Olympus. Yet screenwriter Allan Heinberg and...read more