Write a Role a Movie Star Wants to Play

Write a Role a Movie Star Wants to Play

This might sound obvious enough, but many novice writers make the mistake of writing a spec script that’s not easily attachable. They write a script that doesn’t have a clear-cut lead or the lead character isn’t appealing to an actor. Although not impossible, it’s...
Five Overused Comedy Bits to Avoid

Five Overused Comedy Bits to Avoid

Naturally when writing a comedy, the writer will want to lampoon certain trends in our culture. The best satire is always a commentary of the times. That being said, the shelf life of a fresh joke isn’t particularly long. What might seem funny to you now might be...
How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

I’ve never met a writer at any stage of their career who hasn’t struggled mightily with fear, self-loathing, and writer’s block. Writers may be capable of writing bestselling novels and blockbuster motion pictures and really, really great car owner manuals, but even...