Dialogue Bootcamp

Need some inspiration for good dialogue? WeScreenplay offers a list of nine films to watch as “dialogue bootcamp”.  Enjoy.

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The Engine of Empathy

Caitlin Durante provides three key rules to effectively convey characters’ emotions in your stories and screenplays. She pulls examples from The Godfather, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Edward Scissorhands to help illustrate the points.

Read full article here: The Engine of Empathy: Three Ways To Convey Characters’ Emotions

5 Ways to Get Into Character

Ken Lazer with Backstage provides five tricks to help actors get into character as you prepare to meet with a casting director or getting ready to go on stage.

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How to Create a Convincing Setting in Your Screenplay

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  – Anton Chekhov

Eric Owusu at The Script Lab discusses how to create a convincing setting and how important the right setting is to your story.

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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

How to Create the Perfect Antagonist

Ashley Scott Meyers shared his ideas with ScreenCraft on how to create the perfect antagonist. He shares four key questions to guide writers in the right direction when bringing characters to life on the page.

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“I Almost Love it When I Fail” Abi Morgan on Screenwriting

Lucy V. Hay with the London Screenwriters’ Festival highlights Oscar-winner Abi Morgan (Suffragette and The Iron Lady) and her three pieces of advice for writers as they tackle their stories and the industry.

Read the full article here: Oscar-Winning Abi Morgan’s 3 Tips For Screenwriters… I almost love it when I fail…

Nine Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft offers some sage advice for new filmmakers struggling to make their short films.

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Storyclock Notebook: A Notebook Designed for Screenwriters

Attention Writers! Are you looking for a new notebook? Need something to help you get your story out of your head? Need help organizing your story ideas? The Storyclock Notebook could help. A recent Kickstarter campaign was created by Seth Worley to get the books launched and printed. The more you give, the more you’ll be able to get 🙂 Isn’t that awesome? You can get anything from a PDF version to several printed copies depending on how much you donate to the Kickstarter. And the best part, the books have those three beautiful words: Made in the USA. Go check it out!

Find out more here: Storyclock Notebook: A Notebook Designed for Screenwriters