Spielberg is an icon and a legend for good reason. Shanee Edwards with ScreenwritingU Magazine dissects the film to study seven story tricks screenwriters can use when creating children’s films.
Read the full article here: Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant
Michael Schlif with The Script Lab discusses the three key characters in a film. Schlif refers to them as the top trio: the shadow, the ghost, and the idol.
Read the full article here: Symbolic: Top Trio
2017 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow Edson Oda discusses vulnerability and how it can empower you creatively as writer and filmmaker.
Read the full article here: EXPLORING THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY IN SCREENWRITING
Ken Miyamoto from ScreenCraft breaks down the Disney film Zootopia to extract and discuss three big lessons for screenwriters to use in their stories.
Read full article here: Three Screenwriting Lessons that Disney’s “Zootopia” Can Teach Screenwriters
Lauren Sapala with Screenwriting U Magazine discusses the importance of taking a creative risk. She includes an activity that writers can use to help them overcome fears and anxieties about the possible outcome of their work. Once you can overcome those, then the magic can happen 🙂
Read the full article here: Want to Be the Next Big Screenwriter? Why You’ve Got to Learn How to Take Creative Risk
Shanee Edwards uses the film The Nice Guys to provide five helpful screenwriting insight for writing a buddy-cop movie.
Read full article here: The Nice Guys: 5 Tips for writing a buddy-cop movie
Indie Film Academy provides an interesting technique for getting your screenplay finished: reverse engineering. That’s a simple way of saying work backward. This may help you get over that seemingly impossible bump in the road or give you a new way to look at the writing process. Give a whirl and see how it works for you. Happy writing!
Read full article here: Reverse Engineering Your Screenplay
Most writers are familiar with the Hero’s Journey and could use it to map out just about any story – on screen or in print. But a new age is flourishing in storytelling, especially in film: the Heroine’s Journey. Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft discusses the heroine’s journey and how it differs from the traditional hero’s journey.
Why Screenwriters Should Embrace The Heroine’s Journey
One of the biggest mysteries for a creative person: is my work done? Well, Ken Miyamoto with ScreenCraft created a handy list to help you determine if and when your script is done, and what steps come next.
Read the full article here: 5 Ways You Can Determine If Your Script Is Done
Scott Myers shares some words of inspiration and encouragement from Ava DuVernay.
Read full article here: Screenwriting 101: Ava DuVernay