7 TIPS ON SHORT SCRIPTS
Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/7-things-remember-writing-short-script/ KEEP IT SHORT The shorter, the better! A good figure is around the 10-15 minutes/pages mark. Festivals like this length. It can be tempting to go for 20-30 pages, but often it’s not needed. There’s a reason shorts are short – to pack a punch. Linger […]

7 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN WRITING A SHORT SCRIPT


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/5-ways-direct-script-without-actually-directing/It’s perhaps one of the most common script notes readers give, and something that can have the unfortunate effect of making the writer seem a little over-precious: don’t direct the script! This usually involves details of the location requirements and camera instructions such as SLOW MOTION, PAN, […]

5 WAYS TO DIRECT YOUR SCRIPT WITHOUT ACTUALLY DIRECTING IT


7 WAYS TO IMPROVE SCRIPT WRITING STYLE
Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/6-ways-improve-scriptwriting-style/ AVOID ANYTHING OBVIOUS This can involve small, insignificant descriptions like “X walks over to the door” and “as” phrases like “As X does something, Y notices something about her” – essentially, you don’t actually need the “as” at all; it’s just one of those overused words […]

6 WAYS TO IMPROVE SCRIPTWRITING STYLE!


7 TIPS FOR GREAT PILOT SERIES
Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/%e2%80%8bwhat-makes-great-pilot-series-7-tips-creating-good-pilot-season/ We all know that a good pilot script is important to set up a series… But what about a pilot series as a basis for an ongoing show? Fact is, if you want your show to run longer than one season, you need to create not […]

​What Makes a Great Pilot Series? 7 Tips for Creating a Good Pilot Season!



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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-write-write-write-daniel-martin-eckhart/It’s a new year and that means we’re all raring to WRITE WRITE WRITE, right? Who are we kidding? We miss our fun and free time over Christmas, we have the January blues… BUT, we can do something about this and gear ourselves up for a good […]

Book review: WRITE WRITE WRITE by Daniel Martin Eckhart


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/3-top-tips-screenwriting-goldmine-awards-submissions/ Screenwriting Goldmine Awards is a really popular competition, and rightly so! The chance to have your script read by nearly 35 senior British TV industry people is simply fantastic. Phil Gladwin is here on the blog this week to give us a few tips on the […]

3 TOP TIPS FOR SCREENWRITING GOLDMINE AWARDS SUBMISSIONS


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/writesofluid-is-listed-in-the-top-50-screenwriting-blogs-on-the-planet/ Woop woop! We’re in good company, too. Check out the awesome list HERE. The blogs are ranked based on various criteria, including Google reputation and search ranking, social media reach/popularity, quality of content and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review. Here’s hoping we can continue to remain […]

Writesofluid is listed in the top 50 screenwriting blogs on the planet!


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-common-script-reading-judging-criteria/ Want to do well in script competitions and when submitting to coverage companies or production companies? First up, you gotta get through the gatekeepers. So what do script readers look for in a script, and what criteria do they have to judge by? I’ve read for […]

10 COMMON SCRIPT READING JUDGING CRITERIA



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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/ebook-review-11-fundamental-questions-screenwriting/ Aaron Mendelsohn is a working screenwriter, professor of screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, and an elected officer and lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America West. He currently has a feature film, a drama series and an MOW – a rare trifecta – in development […]

EBOOK REVIEW: The 11 Fundamental Questions (Guide to a Better Screenplay) + GIVEAWAY COPY!


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/key-advice-from-8-londonswf-screenwriting-sessions/ This weekend just gone was another fantastic weekend full of screenwriting goodness delivered in bite-sized sessions – London Screenwriters’ Festival of course! As always, I was there to try and live tweet as much as I could for all of you who couldn’t make it. Below, […]

KEY ADVICE FROM 8 #LONDONSWF SCREENWRITING SESSIONS


TOP TIPS FOR WRITING ANIMATION
Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/4-things-learned-writing-animation/ Liam’s been working on writing an animation script for a company in recent months, so I asked him if he had some tips for us – and he kindly agreed to write a guest blog post for us! So, without further ado, here’s 4 things that […]

4 THINGS I LEARNED WRITING FOR ANIMATION by Liam Kavanagh


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-jaws-space-powerful-pitching-film-tv-screenwriters-charles-harris/ When I saw that this book was coming out, I was excited – who DOESN’T want to create an awesome elevator pitch like “JAWS IN SPACE” and sell their ideas in the best ways possible? Plus, pitching’s one of those scary things that you fear – […]

Book review: JAWS IN SPACE – Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters by Charles Harris



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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-great-ways-write-great-radio-plays/ Following on from last week’s blog entry – 6 GREAT REASONS TO WRITE FOR RADIO – I thought I’d look at some great ways to write great radio scripts! The BBC offer downloadable guidelines for submissions which, over the years, have reiterated certain tips. I’ll be […]

10 GREAT WAYS TO WRITE GREAT RADIO PLAYS


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/6-great-reasons-write-radio/ As well as TV/film scripts, I also assess a lot of play and radio scripts. Writing plays and radio scripts can be a really great career in itself, but can also be a good way to get on the “screenwriting ladder” so to speak and it’s […]

6 GREAT REASONS TO WRITE FOR RADIO!


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/9-tips-nailing-microbudget-movies-hard-men-writerdirector-j-k-amalou/ Today on the blog I’m delighted to welcome my filmmaker friend J.K. Amalou to share with us his tips on writing successful microbudget movies! Take it away, J.K.! Writing a microbudget film is a great way to show off your skills and invest yourself fully in […]

9 TIPS ON NAILING MICROBUDGET MOVIES by Hard Men writer/director J.K. Amalou


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-tells-us-new-online-screenwriting-show-part-2/ Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created THE SCREENPLAY SHOW because he wanted to prove to others that if he could do it, they could too. In the promo video (see end of post), Rick says […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #2



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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-online-show-part-1/ Say what?! An actual multi-part online show all about screenwriting? Coooool! I don’t know about you, but this is something I’m pretty excited about! Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created this show because he wanted […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #1


8 WAYS TO BE ON TOP OF SPEC SCRIPT GAME
Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/8-great-ways-top-spec-script-game/ WHY MUST WE BE CLUED UP? So you don’t get PITCH SLAPPED! Christopher Boone of nofilmschool.com spent months writing a comedy spec script only to see a trailer for PITCH PERFECT on a news site which was exactly the same story he’d written! Christopher was an […]

8 great ways to be on top of your spec script game!


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/13-ways-writing-education-free/ In this day and age, with the wondrous tool that is the Internet, it’s even easier to teach yourself everything you need to know to become a successful writer. Many aspiring writers feel they need to take University courses – which can indeed be very worthwhile […]

13 Ways To Get A Writing Education For Free!


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Like and share:8Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/17-top-tips-avoiding-exposition/ So what is exposition? Sometimes it’s described as “on the nose”; dialogue can be on the nose if it reveals information for the audience’s knowledge. Sometimes it’s overly explanatory of back story, characters’ feelings or character personality traits.  Same goes for action descriptions, which can be […]

17 top tips for avoiding exposition!