I've been absent from posting for a while, admittedly longer than I'd like to have been. I love posting, but an important task was at hand. I was a preliminary judge for our annual Fellowship! I read through a lot of submissions, and there was a lot to like! I'm very excited to see how … Continue reading Using Script Coverage To Become A Better Writer
Why are we posting a pic of a bunch of empty chairs?... It’s because you could be the one chosen to sit in them! You could have any one of them. Win a 6-month FREE membership to theOFFICE - a quiet, dedicated workspace for you to GET. IT. DONE. Submissions for our Fellowship are ending … Continue reading Last Call For Entries! – theOFFICE Fellowship 2019
Robert Rodriguez has no doubt created some amazing films. I just saw Alita: Battle Angel, his most recent film, and it's amazing. Did you know it's one of the first films that was filmed with 3D cameras since Avatar? If you still haven't seen it, make sure to watch in 3D. I think there were some corny moments, … Continue reading Robert Rodriguez On Writing
Having trouble writing the perfect log line? Lost or stuck in writing your story? I feel you. I'm sure we've all been there more often than we'd like to admit. These are problems many writers go through, and even the best are prone to them. I've developed a trick for dealing with writer's block. Lately, … Continue reading Writer’s Block, Log Lines, And Getting Lost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flge_rw6RG0 This is the scene that sparked my love for science fiction. It left me filled with awe and wonder. I mean... where the heck were Doc and Marty going?! The sequel went above and beyond my wildest imagination. The inspiration for almost everything I write came from this single moment, and I'm sure it's … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Back to the Future
I just love Spider-Man. What other superhero could sit next to you on the subway and just start talking to you like you're already pals? Into the Spider-Verse has been making waves. People are saying it's not just the best animated movie of the year, but also the best superhero movie of the year. I wholeheartedly … Continue reading Phil Lord and Chris Miller On Writing
Just wanted to wish all of our members and viewers a happy holiday! Some of you may practice the "Don't Break the Chain" rule. That's great! Get a little writing done, but make sure to enjoy the holiday if you can too 🙂 Also, make sure to wear your stretchy pants!
Real people have layers to them, and so do well written characters. These are fun examples, but they're also really interesting. They definitely give the improv actors on the show some very interesting things to do and say! If you're having trouble with writing characters you may want to look at people in your life, … Continue reading Friday Fun – Character’s With Depth
One point I forgot to make of yesterday's super important topic of research. If you do too good of a job the CIA might come after you. Get the facts right though! Totally worth it.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" comes out this weekend, and I'm very excited for it. Adaptations are really tough, especially writing one with so many talented people attached. When there are only 2 hours to cram action, drama, laughs, and more action into a film... it's needless to say it's very difficult to juggle all … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – James Gunn