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
Vicky Hinault with Story Broads uses her delightful brand of humor and wit to deliver insight on how to deal with feedback. Every profession requires that you be receptive to feedback in some way, shape, or form; but it’s especially important in the creative world. Don’t worry, Quentin Tarantino still gets notes.
STORY BROADS: 6 Top Tips for Dealing with Feedback
John Bucher with LA Screenwriter extracts five storytelling lessons from the work of the legendary Bill Murray. He uses examples from films such as Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, St. Vincent, and Rock the Kasbah to help illustrate each point. And seriously, who doesn’t love Bill Murray?
Read full article here: 5 Storytelling Lessons from Bill Murray
If you grew up in the United States, there’s no way you made it out of high school without reading one of Jane Yolen’s books. If you teach young children, there’s no way you’ve never seen her name on a book cover. The prolific writer offers advice, encouragement, and motivation to just WRITE THE DAMN BOOK! Happy writing, friends.
Read the full article here: Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It’s Important to Just ‘Write the Damn Book’
Zeke from the New York Film Academy discusses Billy Wilder’s ten pieces of screenwriting advice.
Read the full article here: Unpacking Billy Wilder’s 10 Screenwriting Tips
Feedback is a BIG part of working in a creative profession, more so than in others. Most feedback is intended to be constructive, helpful, and send your project in a stronger direction. However, some feedback has the opposite effect. Susan DeFreitas provides some tips on how to spot feedback that is genuinely toxic and how to handle it when you encounter it.
Read full article here: How to Spot Toxic Feedback: 7 Signs That the Writing Advice You’re Getting May Do More Harm Than Good
Need some inspiration for good dialogue? WeScreenplay offers a list of nine films to watch as “dialogue bootcamp”. Enjoy.
Read full article here: 9 Films to Watch for a Dialogue Bootcamp
“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.
Read the full article here: How To Create a Convincing Setting in Your Screenplay
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.
Read the full article here: How To Write The Perfect Antagonist
Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft offers some sage advice for new filmmakers struggling to make their short films.
Read the full article here: 9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film