Screenwriting

FilmCraft: Screenwriting

This latest installment in the FilmCraft series is a delightfully encyclopedic look into the world of screenwriting from the perspective of those working in the industry. It includes interviews and profiles of prominent screenwriters from Caroline Thompson to Woody Allen, but even when the names don’t sound familiar, the films will. Too often the work …

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Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know

If you go to write a screenplay these days, there’s no shortage of books to tell you exactly how it’s done.  Formula seems to be the key to success, and it’s generally implied that if you deviate from the standard, you will have a very, very hard time getting anyone to bother with your movie.  …

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