FADE IN: on Screenwriting, by Jeffrey Scott

Blogs The First 10 Pages: How to Hook the Audience

Ever get a big fish on the line only to have it get away before you could pull it into the boat? You probably didn’t set the hook. Rule #1 in fishing: set the hook. The same is true in screenwriting, only you’re not trying to hook a fish, you’re trying to hook the audience. You don’t need a fishing rod, you need ten great pages.

Blogs Creative Momentum

Do you write part time? Do you write for just a few hours a day? Are you writing a spec screenplay a few days a week or month? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative you may be losing more time (and creativity) than you think. Let me give you a few suggestions that will help you get a lot more writing done...

Blogs The #1 Most Important Screenplay Element. Are You Interested?

What is the #1 most important ingredient of every great screenplay? Is it great characters? Great plot? High Concept? It’s none of these. The #1 most important ingredient of every great screenplay is..

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