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14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what?Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every …

Framing

11 times J.K. Rowling tweeted awesome writing advice

Without wanting to sound like too much of a pathetic millennial, writing can be hard work.<p>It <i>can</i> be, OK?<p>Particularly if you're working on something …

The Business of Screenwriting: Everybody gets rewritten in Hollywood

And by ‘everybody’, I mean EVERYBODY!After Universal Pictures buys the spec script <i>K-9</i>, we owe them a rewrite. We work through their notes (that’s a …

Writing

What You Need to Know About Prepping Your Script for Production

Need to get your script ready for production? Here are a few things you should know.So, you've finished your script and now you're ready to shoot. …

Concrete
Box Office

Screenwriting 101: The Simple Thing Disney Gets Right, but Most Writers Get Wrong

<b>By: Britton Perelman</b><p>The art of film has come a long way since 1937, the year in which Disney’s first full-length feature, “Snow White and the Seven …

Walt Disney Company

How "Game of Thrones" Uses Storytelling Basics to Stir Up All the Right Emotions According to Lessons from the Screenplay

Youtube channel, Lessons from the Screenplay, has released a new video that aims to teach aspiring filmmakers and screenplay writers how to express …

Game of Thrones

10 Things About Screenwriting: Vol. 4

Some observations about the craft I’ve come up with over the years.<p>Voices in your mind may say, “Your story is no good. Writing is too hard. You …

Writing

You Probably Have No Idea Who Your Enemies Are, New Study Suggests | Inc.com

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," instructs an old standard of Machiavellian wisdom.<p>But new research suggests most of us are failing spectacularly at heeding this advice. Not only do we not keep an eye on our enemies, a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> and …

Psychology
Writing

Avoid a Screenwriting Trap: Tell a Story Instead of Explaining Your Movie

This is why you shouldn’t think of your screenplay as a movie.<p>One of the more omnipresent traps that aspiring screenwriters succumb to in the actual …

Writing

10 Types Of Villains To Turn Up The Badass Factor In Your Screenwriting

Here at Gideon’s screenwriting tips, I’m always looking for inventive ways for screenwriters to create different classes of villains. Are they merely …

Comic Books

How to Write Your Screenplay in 24 Hours - Advice from a Hollywood Screenwriter and Producer

Norman Mailer once said that “writer’s block is a failure of the ego.”<p>I’d rather say it’s a failure of motivation, preparation, and discipline—a …