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blog 9 years
I can’t believe it’s December again and my nine-year anniversary for my blog. Time sure flies as we’re busy filling our blank pages, right? Yes, it’s my 9th ANNIVERSARY here and it’s been another solid year of readership of the blog. I want to thank you all my loyal readers [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
Ray Morton shares guidelines on choosing if you should write a screenplay for art or for commerce.Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! “Should I write a commercial script or a personal one?” This is a question I am asked frequently from beginning and aspiring spec screenwriters.By [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
What are the key ingredients to a great story? William C. Martell examines the box-office hit, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, showing how the writers take the audience on an emotional journey.Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers!Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stuck around at #1 or [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Susan Kouguell speaks with "Parasite" editor Jin-mo Yang about his collaboration with Director Bong Joon Ho, defying the rules of genre, and finding the rhythm of the film."As a depiction of ordinary people who fall into an unavoidable commotion, Parasite is: a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains, all [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Tom Stempel reviews Downton Abbey, Hustlers, and the lineup of this Fall 2019 Television Season.Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers!Welcome Back, Lady Mary, Lady Edith, and the Dowager Countess.Downton Abbey (2019. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, Characters by Julian Fellowes. 122 minutes)A letter is signed in flowery [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Natalia Megas talks with writer-actor India Ennenga about her college degree in writing and her insights into a varied artist career.Acting since the age of nine, screenwriter-actress India Ennenga says her experience was never that odd portrait that’s often associated with “child actor.” In her experience, it turned into a [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Every Bang2writer knows storytelling is not easy. But whether you’re writing a novel, screenplay or any other kind of writing (including sales copy, blogs and other content), incorporating storytelling in your writing is a MUST! Ready? Let’s go … 1) Show, don’t tell Yes, this line has become a bit of a [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
new opportunity
Who can believe the year is almost over? It will be 2020 in a blink of an eye. It’s always a powerful tool to look back over the previous year and critically analyze the good, the bad, and the ugly choices you’ve made. Hopefully, you’ve learned from your failures and [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
Types of Protagonist Protagonist … Main Character … Hero. We use lots of interchangeable words for this character. Most writers know the gist of what makes this type of character great …She or he needs to want something and go through hell to get it, whether that’s literal, metaphorical or both. But [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Theme in Friends It’s fair to say the internet erupted with news of a Friends reunion, recently. I’ve written about Friends a fair amount this year on this blog, so thought I would return to the show, with reference to theme. Theme refers to ‘an idea that recurs in or pervades a work [...]
Mon, Nov 25, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Self Publishing Errors Self Publishing has given writers so much freedom.  But as this site always says, there is more to being an author than writing … There is a degree of business sense too! This is even more important for authors who are self publishing, as they often do not [...]
Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
All About John Steinbeck John Steinbeck’s an author best known for the Pulitzer-prize winning The Grapes of Wrath and his novella, Of Mice And Men. (Went to school in the UK in the last thirty years?? You will have almost certainly have read the latter, it’s been on the English Literature [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
So let's have a talk about the realities of being a Writers' Assistant, but not about the demands of the job. If you're interested in those, check out my Writers' Assistant Rules here.There's a conversation that's recently exploded in Hollywood, an inevitable release of tension that had been building over [...]
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
First rule of pursuing a screenwriting career and dealing with criticism: Do not end up like Joe Gillis. We don’t want to find you face down in a swimming pool of a Beverly Hills mansion. Failure is part of a screenwriter’s journey, but make sure it doesn’t lead you to [...]
Sat, Oct 26, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
script consultation2
I know writers can get excited about anyone’s interest in their work. This also goes for a meeting, or a request to read their screenplay. Sure, on the surface it’s all positive forward movement, but many times you’ll learn that the final results don’t always live up to your high [...]
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
Update 9/17/19: Added specs by Diane Ademu-John, Ian MacIntyre, Matt Okumura, Jeane Wong.Update 9/10/19: Added specs by Julie Plec, Akela Cooper, Helen Shang, Brig Munoz-Liebowitz, David Iserson, Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier.Update 9/9/19: Added specs by Aaron Ginsburg & Wade McIntyre, Sarah Watson, and Gillian Horvath.About a year ago, I [...]
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
As I've been working as a Writers' Assistant for a while now, I've started compiling a list of Writers' Assistant Rules. If this sounds a little familiar to you, I'll cop to having been inspired by Jeffrey Liber's Showrunner Rules, which you can find here.This started as a thread on [...]
Wed, Aug 28, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
I've been thinking a lot about my own journey as a writer and what I can take from it to apply as lessons to some of you who are just starting out. My first feature script began as an assignment for a screenwriting class in 2002. By that point I'd [...]
Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Dad said “What do you know about a brushless shaving cream?” Carl said “I never heard of one.” Dad tossed him a tube of Lloyd’s Eux-E-Sis and said “Can you make a better one than this?” Carl took a look at it and said “Well, I can sure try — [...]
Mon, Aug 26, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
Today is my 10-year Twitter anniversary, and it arrives just days after I crossed the 48,000 follower mark. That's really mind-boggling to me. I wouldn't normally celebrate something like a social media anniversary, but this is a case where just about everything I've achieved professionally in the last decade traces [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader