3 Steps to Unlock Your Extraordinary Villain Within

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

Are you, as a villain, reaching your fullest, most extraordinary villain self? Or is your villainy being limited by mundane, mealy-mouthed tropes or other half-baked screenwriting mistakes made by your creator, the screenwriter? It’s time to take charge of your … Read More

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