3 Big Myths Script Consultants Love to Perpetuate

Why script consultants hate script coverage

Script consultants are miffed. Some of them, at least. Because script coverage exists. And because screenwriters not only have a plethora of free feedback options (writers groups, online forums, etc.), they also have paid script coverage services like mine as a low-cost alternative to high-priced script consultant services. So many of those script consultants turn … Read more

Subtext in a Screenplay – How Screenwriters Can Write With More Depth

Sean Connery from Hunt for Red October saying "We're on a submarine so this is all subtext, right?"

Subtext in a screenplay isn’t easy to spot, and writing subtext — or writing subtextually — isn’t easy to do. A screenwriter requires not only verbal dexterity, but a certain depth of life experience to draw from, in order for her subtext to actually work. At the end of Arthur Miller’s classic feel-good play Death of … Read more

Screenplay Action and Description – How to Write it Like A Badass

Pic of hovercraft that reads "I am a badass writer, and this is my hovercraft."

Writing a screenplay often involves coming up with beautiful characters, stark settings, and really cool hovercraft race sequences. Communicating these elements effectively is the task of the script’s action and description text. The challenge is that not only must the action convey what’s going on to someone reading the script, but also to people turning … Read more

How To Carry Your Screenplays With You, Wherever

The best ways to carry screenplays around with you

You’re at a backyard barbecue in Encino, visiting with some old friends and having some vegan ribs. Then your friends’ OTHER friends show up. And the wife is one of the small handful of people in the film industry who’s able to greenlight films, or buy spec scripts. And you hit it off really well … Read more

Are script coverage services worth it?

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 of those resources? That’s where paid script coverage services come in. Forking over your hard-earned … Read more

7 Must-Have Screenwriting iPhone Apps for Screenwriters

man with old cell phone

A short list of essential screenwriting iPhone apps (and some for iPads as well) – apps which I believe should be a part of any discerning, elitist iPhone screenwriter’s library, if he or she hopes to continues to remain the better of, and more educated than, the peasants using all of those knuckle-dragging non-Apple devices.

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