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
I'm sure she missed it. I'm pretty sure it was in the dog's mouth! Okay, maybe it's not there, but you might find it here on this very blog. If you scroll through our feed you can find all sorts of great quotes, interviews, and writing tips. They're made to kick start you into writing … Continue reading Friday Fun – Finding Inspiration
"Hey, what are you doing? The page is blank! You've been sitting there for 20 minutes... Just type something!" "What do you mean? It has to start perfect. It's a wonderful story about a German Shepard that convinces a planet-destroying alien species that Earth is worth sparing. Buddy, that's the name of the dog, he'll … Continue reading A Few Ways to Start Your Script
But you say you're not a dog? Dogs can't read. I know that, and I certainly know my audience... all one of you named Mom. Well that's no excuse! Shaggy wasn't a dog either, and positive reinforcement worked wonders on him. That guy would do anything for a Scooby Snack! What is positive reinforcement anyway? … Continue reading Writing Tips – Positive Reinforcement
Some days just don't go as you planned. Everything becomes an excuse. That's okay. The best writers would be lying if they said that everything went smoothly for them every day. In fact, most of their best writing days might start like this. The point is to get the pen to the paper. Once you … Continue reading Friday Fun – Perfection or You Don’t Get a Word Out of Me
"What's your movie going to be about?" "Well, it's kind of complicated to explain, but here I go. It's about pizza and life, and well wait, let me start over. It's about a guy who buys a slice of pizza that changes his life. You see, blah blah blah..." "Uh huh...." "Blah blah blahhhhhh. Well … Continue reading Friday Fun – What’s Your Story About?
Books are fun! You can learn things in them. It may hurt your brain a little, but trust me it's totally worth it. As a writer, books can be your best friend. If I want to write the best possible story about a guy trying to make it in Hollywood, I could just make it up … Continue reading Friday Fun – Those Things Called Books
https://vimeo.com/178087108 We all may love witty dialogue and banter, but sometimes it's better to just shut up and remember that film is a visual medium. If applied correctly, a few moments of silence can enact emotion that pages of dialogue would just clutter up. In this video from Fandor, they explore powerful movie scenes and … Continue reading Video – Silence in Writing and Film
The situation will never be perfect, and neither will your writing. The quicker you get over these facts, the quicker you can create your imperfect masterpiece!