Tag Archives: story structure

You Are Not Alone

Recently, I’ve had an amazing burst of productivity, brought on by deadlines, meetings and the need to put food on the table. Unfortunately, this past week has felt more like drudgery. You know those times – when writing feels like … Continue reading

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Think Like a Playwright

The experience of sitting on Sunday’s panel at IFFF is still resonating and reverberating deep within me. One thing that startled me was the reaction of the audience, in regard to my sharing that our team is currently bypassing representation … Continue reading

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IFFF Wrap-Up

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to sit on a screenwriting panel at the International Family Film Festival. The panel was titled “Sold! Getting Your Screenplay Sold and Produced”… but it ended up being so much more than that. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Page Turning

“It’s a page-turner!” That’s what we say when we read the latest New York Times best-seller. A page-turner. Gripping. Addictive. Leaving the reader unable to put the book down until s/he reaches the phrase “The End.” Why, oh why, do … Continue reading

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You Are Not a Brand

I had planned to blog about last night’s Academy nominated shorts screening; however, when I rose and checked my email, I began to turn purplish in hue. Steam funneled from my ears; one could imagine me next to Warner’s Tasmanian … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Script – Part 3

You have nurtured your script lovingly. You have learned to not protect your characters. You have built arcs, engineered jaw-dropping twists. You have written and rewritten. Your feedback is incorporated. You have typed FADE TO BLACK for the very last … Continue reading

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Your Script Needs More Cowbell

A few weeks ago, I posted a series of blogs on why your script is most likely not a script. Not yet. Later, we talked about the essential of embracing the rewrite – or, to be honest, the rewrites – … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Structured

A couple of weeks ago, I groused and grumbled about an advertisement for a writing class that had promised to help the writer take the rewrite out of the process. Apparently, this particular company is under the belief that writing … Continue reading

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