What is the Iceberg Theory and How Can It Help Your Writing?
Ernest Hemingway was not a screenwriter.
How to Harness Dan Harmon's Story Circle to Tell Better Stories
Loosely based on / inspired by the Hero's Journey story structure, Dan Harmon's Story Circle has gained a sizable following in recent years, particularly among writers of episodic television. But even feature script writers can benefit from using thi...
Plot Device Cheat Sheet: How to Use Deus ex Machina
Every writer knows the meaning of the word "unmotivated." Some days, it's just an uphill slog to find the energy to even approach the keyboard, much less get actual words on a page.
Big Break's Crash Course on Writing Loglines for Your Script
It's seemingly one of the simplest tasks connected with screenwriting. In comparison to writing an entire TV pilot or feature-length script, it's a minor chore, something to be dashed off hurriedly at the last moment when suddenly required. I'm talki...
Narration: How Voiceover Can Sometimes Make a Script Better
During my screenwriting education, we were urged to avoid the use of narrators in our scripts. There was a good reason for this: "baby writers" tend to over-rely on narrators to provide easy exposition or bypass actual character development as they s...