Is My Screenplay Terrible? Here’s How to Find Out

Lisa Waugh with ScreenwritingU offers writers insight on how to determine whether or not your screenplay is good. With wit and humor, she offers six guidelines to think about as you evaluate your work and prepare to release it into the wild as well as warnings as to what can happen if you share your work too soon.

Read the Full Article Here: How to Know If Your Script Doesn’t Suck

Story tricks from Spielberg’s BFG

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

Learn How to Take Creative Risk

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

Writing the Buddy-Cop Movie

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

WHAT MAKES SCREENPLAY DIALOGUE GREAT?

Hal Croasmun at ScreenwritingU discusses the four characteristics that make great dialogue in a screenplay. He uses Aaron Sorkin’s The American President as a model for the discussion.

WHAT MAKES SCREENPLAY DIALOGUE GREAT?

Want to Create A Supervillian?

Trying to create a supervillian? Jennie Evenson offers five ways to up your game and offers several examples of iconic supervillians such as The Joker (Heath Ledger), Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).

Want To Create A Supervillian? Try This

Five Old School Ways to Create Better Characters

There’s reason some “old school” methods and ideas last as long as they do: because they work. Jennie Evenson at ScreenwritingU Magazine discusses techniques of creating better characters using classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, and Citizen Kane as models. Classic movies don’t become classic movies just because of the iconic faces in them. They become classics because of their memorable characters.

5 Old School Ways to Create Better Characters .