How to Write a Logline With Stakes and Irony

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

A great white shark with mouth open next to a hipster with sunglasses and dressed fancy

How to write a good logline?  Easy. Just make sure it has stakes and make sure it has irony. How to do that? Lemme ‘splain: First up, what’s a logline?  Well, a logline is a 1-2 sentence blurb that describes a film. … Read More

Getting into scenes late and leaving scenes early

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

Alfred Hitchcock with a gun saying "Arrive late, leave early, and bore me at your peril."

Getting into a scene late and leaving it early. It can be difficult, even for expert screenwriters. But in Hollywood filmmaking, screenwriting lives or dies depending on how well it can dance on the ever-shrinking stage of audience attention span. … Read More

Are script coverage services worth it?

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

Good news everyone - the script is not a complete clusterf*ck

Are script coverage services worth it? Paid script coverage, that is? Commonly, when screenwriters need notes, they ask their peers, their fellow writers, or their writers groups. But what about writers who don’t have a lot of access to any … Read More