Jacky Revah

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How Filmmakers Tell Their Stories: Three Insightful Video Essays Demystify the Craft of Editing, Composition & Color

Everyone knows that if you want to make a movie, you first have to write down its story. Many of us have tried our hands at writing movie stories …

Big, Hairy Writing Goal? Here’s How to Write More and Fret Less

Helen Green had wanted to write a book this year.But it’s March already, and she’s not written a single word yet.Well, she’s written emails, and blog …

Creative Writing

30+ Free E-Books That Will Help You Master Filmmaking

These free online resources cover many aspects of filmmaking that you need to know, from screenwriting to post.<p><i>[Editor's Note: No Film School asked</i> …

Apply Pixar’s Storytelling Lessons For Your Next RPG Session

Pixar has created several free online courses for Khan Academy; their newest addition is a course on “The Art of Storytelling.” It gives a glimpse …

A Very Good List Of Vital Writing Advice — Do Not Ignore!

back off man i’m a word scientistHello, America. I am the Internet’s Chuck Wendig, and contrary to what I usually do on this here Website, I’m going …

Creative Writing

Zero Draft Thirty: Story Prep — Script Diary

Zero Draft Thirty: Story Prep — Script Diary<p>The last thing you should do before you type FADE IN…<p>Do you have a story you want to write? A feature …

Script Analysis: “La La Land” — Part 1: Scene By Scene Breakdown

Script Analysis: “La La Land” — Part 1: Scene By Scene Breakdown<p><i>Read the script for the Oscar nominated movie and analyze it all this week.</i><p>Reading …

Screenwriting

Script Download Links

150+ scripts made available by studios and production companies.<p>Here are active studio and production company links to download scripts from the last …

Screenwriting

CRAFT: Choosing Movie Genres – The Secret to Your Screenwriting Success

John Truby explains how if you don’t develop the premise and movie genre the right way, the best scene writing in the world won’t make a …

Writing

Character Introductions: 12 Part Series

Everything you need to know about the subject… and probably more.<p>Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the …

Character Introductions: Part 9

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

Michael J. Fox

Character Introductions: Part 10

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

Character Introductions: Part 7

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

Character Introductions: Part 1

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Every afternoon, I tweet something about the screenwriting craft, 140 …

Writing

2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 47 Total!

2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 47 Total!<p><i>Get these PDFs now before the links disappear.</i><p>For movie lovers and especially those interested in …

Character Introductions: Part 3

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

If we want to create memorable protagonists, we have to remember their purpose in our stories. Last week I wrote about the four main characters and …

Writing

The Art of Suspending Judgement during the First Draft

If there is one thing that puts me in a writing “analysis paralysis”, it’s to be editing a first draft at the same time as I am writing it. What …

Creativity

Character Introductions: Part 5

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

10 Creative Exercises That Will Help You Improve Your Writing

Mention <i>improv</i> to a writer and chances are he’ll turn whiter than a whipped cream hat on a snowman. Most people who put pen to paper think of improv …

Creative Writing

Character Introductions: Part 4

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again!<p>Over the next few weeks, I’m doing a deep dive into the subject of character …

Why You Should Vomit Your First Draft

There was no hesitation as I vomited. I didn’t put on my glasses, clean the seven litter boxes, or put on shoes before I ran to the toilet and …

Creative Writing

Isaac Asimov Published 500 Books and Never Suffered From Writer's Block. Here's How He Did It

Isaac Asimov published more than 500 books in his lifetime but never suffered from writer's block. Here's how he did it.<p><i>This article appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>Isaac Asimov is widely known as one of the greatest authors of science fiction. His <i>Foundation</i> series is a classic of the genre. In <i>I, Robot</i>, he …

Creative Writing

How to Become an Insanely Good Writer, According to Stephen King

<b>See how you can use the tips and tricks that helped Stephen King sell over 350 million books.</b><p>Whether you’re trying to become the next top blogger, or …

Self-improvement

4 Strategies to Make it Through the Dreaded Middle of Your Story

The dreaded middle. We’ve all encountered it, all suffered through painful prose so we can just get to the end. There are those rare few times when …

Creative Writing

The Director Series: The Coen Brothers

Excellent video series on iconic filmmaking duo.<p>Cameron Beyl is a writer, director, and producer. One of his projects I’ve been tracking is his …

Creating a Character Arc: Fire Up Your Stalled Novel – Part 2

Want to create characters that burrow their way into a reader’s heart? The key to devising unforgettable protagonists is creating a character arc. …

Creative Writing