Category: Fun Stuff

Anatomy of a Contained Thriller

After my Buried review I wanted to take a look at what goes into creating suspense in genres similar to the contained thriller. THEN I remember Roy's forum post on "How...

5 Questions for Writing Good Characters

We had a discussion on the forums where Roy and I were asked how we plan out and write our characters. Personally, I didn't have a process, other than writing a character down...

Cause and Effect Storytelling

Oedipus Rex It was foretold by an oracle that Laius would die at the hands of his son. Trying to prevent this, Laius orders his newborn son killed. No one wants to be...

How to Pitch a Script

Hi all. We stumbled onto a good list of "don'ts" when pitching your script, but a lot of you have asked what you should do. When I initially started out, I read a book...

10 Deadly Sins of Screenwriting

Hi all. Today's article is a discussion Roy started in our forum, which several of you have added to. We wanted to take a bit of time to expand on his initial seven (and...

What Should Be Going On by Act 3?

In preparation for Sunday Spotlight Part 3 coming up this weekend, we wanted to take a look at what should be happening by the beginning of Act 3. Let's take a look at...

A Day in the Life – Chris Cobb

Another week we're lucky enough to get a bit of insight from someone who's had experience in the industry. Today the Educator of the Forum, Chris Cobb, is giving us a look into...

A Day in the Life – Dale Zawada

We're back with our second person "in the biz." Today we're speaking with Dale Zawada, who's going to tell us what it's like to see one of our babies on the...